The entry of Kingfisher will add 40 Indian destinations to the oneworld network, which already includes British Airways, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malév, Mexicana, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, and S7 Airlines.
Founding member British Airways has just completed a review of Kingfisher’s processes and procedures, and is sponsoring the airline’s membership of oneworld.
Last year, BA began codesharing with Kingfisher on routes around the continent.
By joining oneworld it will significantly strengthen the carrier’s network both in its home market and around the world.
Meanwhile, although British Airways Executive Club and Kingfisher King Club members are already benefiting from sharing miles and tier points between airlines, Kingfisher’s accession in February will give its Sapphire and Emerald-level King Club members access to over 550 oneworld lounges around the world.