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Oneworld Alliance to Relocate Global Headquarters From New York City to Fort Worth, Texas

Effective December 2022, the oneworld® Alliance will relocate their global headquarters from New York City to Fort Worth, Texas, joining founding member American Airlines, and strengthening the Dallas/Fort Worth Area as a centre for aviation excellence.

oneworld Alliance to Relocate Global Headquarters From New York City to Fort Worth, Texas effective December 2022 - Courtesy American Airlines

On Wednesday (October 12, 2022), the oneworld® Alliance announced that they will relocate their global headquarters from New York City to Fort Worth, Texas effective December 2022. oneworld will join founding member American Airlines on their 300-acre state-of-the-art Robert L. Crandall Campus adjacent to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), further strengthening the region as a centre for aviation excellence. American’s campus, known as ‘Skyview’, is home to the carrier’s Flight Academy, DFW Reservations Center and the CR Smith Museum, as well as an office complex that houses the airline’s leadership and support team.

In Wednesday’s announcement, oneworld’s Chairman and Qatar Airways Group’s Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said,

“It is a significant step to relocate our oneworld global headquarters to the state-of-the-art Robert L. Crandall Campus to be close to American Airlines, one of our founder members. Its home hub at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is one of the largest airports in our alliance and serviced by eight members, demonstrating its unrivalled connectivity and importance to travellers as a global hub.”

Also commenting on oneworld’s relocation, American Airlines’ CEO, Robert Isom, said,

“We are thrilled to welcome the oneworld team to our Skyview campus in Fort Worth. American is committed to building and delivering the very best global network and oneworld is an important part of that mission. The American and oneworld teams working more closely together will be tremendously beneficial to oneworld’s member airlines and customers around the world.”

oneworld’s CEO, Robert Gurney, added,

“As our industry recovers from COVID-19, alliances and partnerships have continued to deepen. With our new home in Fort Worth, we anticipate even closer collaboration with American and our member airlines as we work side by side to further grow and strengthen oneworld.”

oneworld has been based in New York City since 2011, after moving from Vancouver, where the alliance’s management team had been based since the alliance was launched in 1999. Co-locating with founding Member American Airlines will help accelerate the alliance’s drive to deliver greater value for member airlines and customers. oneworld’s central management team will continue to be led by Rob Gurney, who was appointed CEO in 2016. American Airlines’ largest hub, DFW is also served by seven other oneworld members including Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways and Qantas.

oneworld brings together 14 world class airlines including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian and SriLankan Airlines, as well as over 20 of their affiliates and Fiji Airways, a oneworld connect partner. Oman Air is expected to become a oneworld alliance member airline in 2024.

American Airlines’ purpose is to “Care for People on Life’s Journey.” Shares in the American Airlines Group, Inc., trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500.

Source(s): oneworld, American Airlines


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