New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Global interline pack oneworld Tuesday said Malaysia Airlines will become a full member of the alliance from Feb 1, 2013.
"Malaysia Airlines will substantially expand the alliance's network in south east Asia, where it will add 14 destinations and one country - Brunei - to the oneworld map," the interline pack said in a statement.
"More significantly, it will strengthen the alliance's connectivity between many key business cities in Asia and other parts of the world," the statement added.
Currently, the Malaysia Airlines' network serves more than 60 destinations in 30 countries.
Global interline packs like oneworld and Star Alliance entail several benefits to member carriers like improved product offering, better service standards, access to new markets and premium customers and partnership with leading global carriers.
Such pacts also allow sharing of airport lounges across airports, common rewards schemes and synchronised flight schedules that will permit seamless travel for a passenger on a single air ticket, even if it requires flying several carriers on a single journey.
Oneworld members include airberlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and some 25 affiliated airlines.