|Quoting 9252fly (Reply 1):|
Never understood the decision for having the headquarters there in the first place,they must have decided it based on a coin toss.
Oneworld's first managing partner was Peter Buecking, a Canadian from YVR
. He worked for CP
Air in various marketing positions before moving to CX
in 1982 where he moved up quickly and eventually became Director of Sales and Marketing at their HKG
head office. He moved to Oneworld in 2000 and established their headquarters in YVR
Found the following CX
press release from 2000 referring to the establishment of Oneworld's YVR
headquarters. John McCulloch, who had then just been appointed Oneworld's VP
of marketing, is now the managing partner.
Excerpt from the press release re the YVR
had already been taken over by AC
then and was no longer a Oneworld member.
Vancouver was chosen as the base for the team as a convenient crossroads for oneworld members and to underline the alliance’s commitment to continue to offer the Canadian market choice and high quality services.