Qatar Airways on Tuesday became the 13th member of oneworld and the first major Gulf carrier to join a global alliance. In a signing ceremony in Doha, Qatar Airways’ CEO Akbar Al Baker said oneworld membership is a win for the alliance, for Qatar and for the carrier’s customers. “We are convinced that the time is right to join a global alliance group and oneworld is clearly the best,” Al Baker said. Qatar, which is just 16 years old, adds 21 new cities to ...

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