Qatar Airways will become a full member of Oneworld with effect from 30 October 2013.
Qatar Airways’ addition to Oneworld will come shortly before the airline moves into its new home base, Hamad International Airport, which has been designed to strengthen Doha’s position as a premium global hub, with an eventual capacity for 50 million passengers a year.
From 30 October 2013, members of Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club loyalty programme will enjoy frequent flyer privileges whenever they fly with any Oneworld member airline.
Privilege Club Platinum and Gold members will be able to access 550 airport lounges worldwide offered by Oneworld member airlines when they fly with one of the alliance’s carriers. Qatar Airways’ First and Business Class passengers will also be able to use Oneworld partner airline lounges.
Also from 30 October 2013, the 130 million members of the Oneworld airlines’ frequent flyer programmes will be able to earn and redeem awards and tier status points and receive all other Oneworld benefits on Qatar Airways.