Alliance Update

It's time for the bi-monthly Airline Alliance Update, so here goes:

Star Alliance has added zero members to the group.

SkyTeam celebrated its 5th anniversary - but like Star, no new members.

Oneworld announced recently that JAL (Japan Air Lines) will become a member. When fully inducted, it will become the alliance's largest airline in terms of group revenues. It will form the 'Oneworld Big Three' with American Airlines and British Airways. Royal Jordanian will be inducted in late 2006/early 2007. More recently, Hungarian's MALEV was invited to join, and that will be completed in about fifteen months.