Russia's S7 Airlines will join oneworld next year, the 10-member group announced, adding 54 new destinations and eight new countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) to the alliance's network. S7 will be the second Russian carrier in an alliance. Aeroflot joined SkyTeam three years ago (ATWOnline, April 17, 2006). S7's first step toward integration will be its June 1 addition to oneworld's Global Explorer round-the-world fare. ...

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