On the annual meeting of the oneWorld Alliance in Madrid, the alliance has decided that no new members will be recruiting for now.
The alliance's priority is to deepening the relationship between the 8 members.
This is a blow to SWISS, the airline hopes to enter oneWorld through the proposed tie with BA. Swiss now has ties with AA.
It may also suggesting that Air New Zealand may not join oneWorld for the moment, if Qnatas/ANZ deal is reached.
But in the long term, the alliance will still welcome new members.
The latest addition to oneWorld will be LanEcuador, since the airline belongs to LanChile.