oneworld speaks more languages

20 September 2002

oneworld™, the leading international global airline alliance, today relaunches its website with a host of new features including downloadable brochures on its most popular alliance fares and the choice of five languages besides the established English.

With content added in Spanish, Portuguese, French, German and Chinese, now provides a wider selection of languages than any other global airline alliance's internet site.

The downloadable brochures, in all six languages, include booklets on the most widely used special alliance fares – the oneworld Explorer round-the-world ticket and the six continental Visit Passes. oneworld has established a reputation as the most innovative of the global airline groupings in the field of alliance fares, offering a wider choice of ticket types than all the other global alliances put together.

oneworld Explorer is already one of the most popular round-the-world fares available in the market. Prices are based on class of travel and, uniquely, the number of continents visited – rather than mileage of the overall trip. This keeps journey planning as simple and flexible as possible, providing excellent value. Flights can be on any of the eight oneworld carriers, covering 570 destinations on a combined network serving more countries and territories than any rival alliance.

oneworld Explorer is the obvious choice for anyone planning a global journey including sectors "Downunder" with oneworld's Qantas the only member of a global alliance operating a full domestic network within Australia.

The Visit Passes are the ideal way to travel around a continent, offering itineraries build around each passenger's individual needs. Flights can be on any oneworld carrier operating in the region. Prices are based on the number and length of each sector, starting from US$65 for flights in Europe, US$80 for flights in North America, A$240 in Australia/New Zealand, US$80 in South America and US$62 in Africa, all excluding taxes and charges.

Both oneworld Explorer and Visit Passes attract frequent flyer points and miles. Members of any oneworld frequent flyer programme can use their awards for flights on any airline in the alliance, or for journeys involving sectors on any number of oneworld carriers – a facility available from oneworld from the initial launch of the alliance almost four years ago.

oneworld is the most international of the global airline alliances, a grouping of some of the best known, highest quality names in the airline business - American Airlines, British Airways, Qantas, Cathay Pacific Airways, Iberia, LanChile, Finnair and Aer Lingus – working together to make global travel smoother, easier, better value and more rewarding than any individual airline can by itself.