India’s Kingfisher Airlines is
participating from Monday (1 June) in Global Explorer, which
offers flights on all members of the oneworld alliance and some
selected other airlines.
Global Explorer already includes a number of
airlines with no other oneworld links - Aer Lingus, Air Pacific,
Alaska Airlines and its Horizon Airlines sister, and Gulf Air.
Flights carrying the Qantas code but operated by Air Tahiti Nui,
Jetstar, South African Airways and Vietnam Airlines are included
The fare also covers all routes offered by
oneworld's existing member airlines - American Airlines, British
Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN,
Malév Hungarian Airlines, Qantas and Royal Jordanian and some 20
affiliated carriers, including LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador, LAN
Peru, China's Dragonair and South Africa's Comair. Mexicana and
its affiliate MexicanaClick also participate, ahead of joining
oneworld later in 2009.
These airlines serve five points in India - but
the addition of Kingfisher Airlines' Indian domestic network
expands that to a further 62 gateways across the country.
Russia's domestic carrier S7 Airlines will also be included in Global
Explorer from 1 June, expanding the fare's coverage considerably
in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, adding 54
cities and eight countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan).
S7 Airlines is also to join oneworld.
With the addition of Kingfisher Airlines and S7 Airlines from
today, Global Explorer now covers flights serving a total of more
than 850 destinations in some 150 countries offered by more than
20 airlines and some 20 affiliates.
Global Explorer is one of two round-the-world fares offered by oneworld.
Its other round-the-world fare is oneworld Explorer. This includes
travel on the alliance's existing member airlines and affiliates
only. Prices are based on the number of continents
visited, rather than on the distance flown.
also offers a wide range of alliance fares. For those who don't want to fly all around the world,
these include Circle fares for traveling through several
continents without actually circumnavigating the globe and Visit
passes for each continent.
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