Fort Worth will be new HQ for airline alliance relocating from New York
Dallas-Fort Worth is already a big aviation hub, and it's now even hubbier: Oneworld Alliance, a global partnership between airlines to help create seamless travel, is relocating its global headquarters to Fort Worth, joining Oneworld founding member American Airlines.
According to a release, the move will be effective December 2022.
Oneworld will join American on its 300-acre campus adjacent to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Dubbed Skyview, the campus is home to the airline’s Flight Academy, DFW Reservations Center, Robert W. Baker Integrated Operations Center, Training and Conference Center, and CR Smith Museum, as well as an office complex that houses the airline’s leadership and support staff. Big big hub.
Airlines that are part of Oneworld include American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, and Sri Lankan Airlines.
Seven of those members fly in and out of DFW: Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Qantas.
Oneworld has been based in New York City since 2011, following a move from Vancouver where the alliance’s central management team was based after the launch of the alliance in 1999. We are now officially cooler than New York and Vancouver.
How about a statement from some mucky-mucks:
Oneworld chairman and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Akbar Al Baker:
“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.”
Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker:
“It's go time in Fort Worth, and we're focusing on growing jobs and creating opportunities for everyone. Oneworld will be a wonderful addition to Fort Worth. The robust air service that American and other Oneworld carriers provide connects our region to the world, and that connectivity is part of what makes Fort Worth such an attractive place for businesses to invest and grow. I’m excited about what the future holds with American and Oneworld sharing a home in Fort Worth.”