Aer Lingus Becomes Full Member of oneworld
Major Step for Aer Lingus as Alliance Deal Completed
Aer Lingus, tomorrow, June 1st 2000, becomes the eighth member of the oneworld global alliance. The oneworld Alliance now comprises Aer Lingus, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Qantas and LanChile. throughout a network of over 550 . Aer Lingus Group Chief Executive Larry Stanley said that membership of the oneworld alliance would also deliver significant benefits to Aer Lingus customers and the Irish economy as a whole through the provision of greatly improved access. "Membership of oneworld represents a major step for Aer Lingus. Our customers will now be able to gain benefits on a worldwide scale. Exposing the Irish market to this massive global audience will reap benefits for Ireland beyond the normal tourism and commercial business markets" he said. Entry to the oneworld global alliance comes at a critical stage in the commercial development of Aer Lingus and the additional traffic accruing will further boost the strong growth achieved by the airline in all markets over recent years.
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