Qatar Airways became the 13th airline to join oneworld in October, making it the first of the major Gulf carriers to join a global alliance. In a signing ceremony in Doha, Qatar Airways’ CEO Akbar Al Baker said oneworld membership was a win for the alliance, for Qatar and for the carrier’s customers. Qatar, which is just 16 years old, adds 21 new cities to oneworld, bringing the alliance’s number of destinations to more than 900. It will increase oneworld’s total RPKs ...

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