Following on from our story of yesterday about Qatar Airways joining oneworld, we cab report that LAN Colombia, a company related to LATAM Airlines Group SA (LAN Airlines), will become an affiliate member of oneworld. LAN Airlines itself has been a full member of oneworld since 2000. All other passenger airline affiliates of LAN Airlines have joined oneworld as affiliate members subsequently – LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador and LAN Peru – apart from TAM, which will transition to oneworld from Star Alliance in 2014.
This will bring all of the components of Latin America’s leading airline group into the same global airline alliance.
Through its oneworld partnership with British Airways, Iberia and American Airlines, LAN Colombia will be able to offer its customers the most popular gateways for Latin American travelers, in their Miami, New York, Madrid and London Heathrow hubs.
From its first flights on Tuesday, 1 October 2013, LAN Colombia will offer oneworld’s full range of services and benefits.
Its cardholders of the LANPASS frequent flyer programme will enjoy privileges whenever they fly with any oneworld member airline – including the ability to earn and redeem awards and earn tier status points when flying on any oneworld airline partner.