Oneworld has cleared Qatar Airways to join the alliance on Oct. 30, about 12 months after it extended the airline an invitation to become a member. The membership, when completed, will make Qatar the only big Gulf operator to join an alliance. Qatar’s regional rivals, Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways, while remaining independent of the alliances, are, however, becoming increasingly connected with other carriers through bilateral deals. Etihad is the largest shareholder of ...


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