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Fiji Airways Becomes Oneworld's 15th Full Member

DALLAS – Fiji Airways (FJ) has joined oneworld as its 15th full-member airline, after serving as an oneworld connect partner airline for the past five years. During this time, the airline has developed cooperative links with all oneworld member airlines, paving its way to a more seamless integration as a full oneworld member.

Oneworld has welcomed FJ’s membership since the South Pacific carrier has added a valuable presence in the oneworld alliance for the past five years as an oneworld connect partner. FJ’s transition to full membership will begin immediately and is expected to be completed within the next 12 months.

“It’s a very warm bula, or hello, to Fiji Airways as we welcome them as our 15th full-member airline in the oneworld alliance. Fiji Airways is already part of the oneworld family, as we have had a highly successful relationship since the airline joined as an oneworld connect partner five years ago. Fiji Airways will strengthen our position as the premier airline alliance for international global travelers,” said Nat Pieper, oneworld CEO.
Fiji Airways DQ-FAI Airbus A350-941. Photo: Luca Flores/Airways

About Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways has made huge strides in recent years, under the direction of Andre Viljoen, a former CEO of South African Airways, who left the airline in 2004. Viljoen, with years of experience in the aviation landscape, has headed FJ for several years. The airline has grown substantially, opening up new routes and increasing connectivity with codeshare and interline agreements with various major carriers.

“I am extremely proud to announce our full membership in the award-winning oneworld alliance, marking a significant step in our commitment to providing unparalleled service and connectivity. As a full member airline, we are excited to enhance the travel experience for oneworld alliance frequent flyers, offering greater accessibility to Fiji and the South Pacific, and ensuring seamless connections and memorable journeys for Fiji Airways customers across the alliance network,” said Andre Viljoen, the Managing Director, and CEO of Fiji Airways.

Fiji Airways started flying on September 1, 1951. The airline now has a fleet of 21 aircraft, including Airbus A350s, Airbus A330s and Boeing 737s. From its hub at Nadi International Airport (NAN), FJ serves 26 destinations in 15 countries and territories globally, including its oneworld hubs at Sydney (SYD), Hong Kong (HKG), Los Angeles (LAX), and Tokyo (TYO).

Qatar Airways A7-BAF Boeing 777-300ER (Oneworld Livery). Photo: Ervin Eslami/Airways

Oneworld Alliance Airlines

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the oneworld alliance, which was founded in 1999 by American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA), Cathay Pacific (CX), and Qantas (QF). Other member airlines include Alaska Airlines (AS), Finnair (AY), Iberia (IB), Japan Airlines (JL), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Qatar Airways (QR), Royal Air Maroc (AT), Royal Jordanian (RJ) and SriLankan Airlines (UL).

Oman Air (WY) is also gaining oneworld alliance membership this year. WY will be the 14th oneworld member airline.

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