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May 5, 2023

oneworld announced that its chief executive officer Rob Gurney has announced the intention to depart the alliance.


"We are grateful to Rob for his leadership in navigating oneworld through the challenges of the past six years," said oneworld chairman and Qatar Airways Group chief executive His Excellency Akbar Al Baker.


Gurney joined oneworld in 2016 and grew the alliance with the addition of Royal Air Maroc, Alaska Airlines and future member Oman Air.


He has also championed oneworld's sustainability efforts as member airlines committed to a 10% sustainable aviation fuel target across the alliance by 2030.


During his tenure, oneworld launched oneworld connect to offer airlines a new way to link to the alliance and provide more travellers with the benefits of being part of oneworld.


oneworld said Gurney will remain in his role until July 1, 2023. 


It added that Vasu Raja, chief commercial officer at American Airlines will lead the search for Gurney's replacement on behalf of oneworld.


Gurney and the oneworld management team will report to Raja until a successor is named.


Recently, oneworld relocated its global headquarters to Fort Worth to further grow and strengthen its partnerships with its member airlines.

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