Oman Air announced that it will join the oneworld® Alliance, further strengthening the airline alliance's position in the Middle East.


Based in Muscat, Oman Air was elected as a oneworld member designate in Doha by the oneworld Governing Board, comprising the chief executives of all oneworld member airlines.


"Oman Air is expected to be implemented into oneworld in 2024, following which it will provide the full range of oneworld benefits to customers travelling on its flights," the announcement said.


Oman Air's entry into oneworld will make the alliance the only global airline alliance with three members in the Middle East after Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian.


Launched in 1993, Oman Air is the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman.


Since then, it has transformed into an international carrier serving 41 destinations in more than 20 territories. It operates a modern fleet of more than 40 aircraft comprising Boeing 737s, 787s, and Airbus A330s.


"Today marks a new milestone in oneworld, as our friends at Oman Air become a member-elect of our award-winning alliance," said oneworld Governing Board Chairman and Qatar Airways Group Executive His Excellency Akbar Al Baker.


oneworld CEO Rob Gurney said Oman Air will "reinforce" oneworld's position ... as the global travel industry continues to recover from the pandemic.