oneworld Welcomes Fiji Airways as 15th Full Member Airline

A Fiji Airways aircraft in flight over Fiji atoll.
Photo Credit: Fiji Airways

oneworld, the leading airline alliance, has welcomed Fiji Airways as its 15th full member.

For the past five years, Fiji Airways has been a valuable oneworld connect partner, fostering strong connections with all member airlines.

This transition to full membership recognizes Fiji Airways’ commitment to exceptional service and global connectivity.

Warm Bula from oneworld CEO

Nat Pieper, CEO of oneworld, enthusiastically welcomes Fiji Airways. He highlights their impressive growth, award-winning offerings, and seamless integration within the alliance.

“It’s a very warm bula, or hello, to Fiji Airways as we welcome them as our 15th full member airline in the oneworld alliance.”

“Fiji Airways is already part of the oneworld family, as we have had a highly successful relationship since the airline joined as a oneworld connect partner five years ago.”

“We will strengthen our position as the premier airline alliance for international global travellers.”

Fiji Airways CEO Comments

Andre Viljoen, Managing Director and CEO of Fiji Airways, expresses pride in their full membership. “It marks a significant step in our commitment to providing unparalleled service and connectivity,” he said.

“As a full member airline, we are excited to enhance the travel experience for oneworld alliance frequent flyers.”

“It offers greater accessibility to Fiji and the South Pacific, and ensuring seamless connections and memorable journeys for Fiji Airways customers across the alliance network.”

A Fiji Airways Airbus A350-900 arrives in Fiji.

Fiji Airways, with its hub at Nadi International Airport, serves 26 destinations in 15 countries. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fiji Link, further expands the alliance’s reach.

Fiji Link offers domestic flights to Suva, Nadi, Labasa, Taveuni, and Kadavu, and regional connections to Tonga, Samoa, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Record-Breaking Growth and Award Recognition

Fiji Airways boasts record-breaking 2023 profits and revenues, carrying 2.2 million passengers. The national carrier marked a recent fleet upgrade featuring state-of-the-art Airbus A350 widebody aircraft.

The airline is well-positioned for continued growth as a full oneworld member, offering more flights and new routes to meet increasing customer demand.

A crowd watches Fiji Airways A350-900XWB taxi in.

Full Suite of oneworld Benefits

As a full member, Fiji Airways offers oneworld Emerald, Sapphire, and Ruby members a complete suite of benefits.

These include earning and redeeming miles, accumulating status points, priority check-in and boarding, and lounge access.

Similarly, Fiji Airways’ top-tier customers gain access to oneworld’s extensive network of nearly 700 business and First-class lounges worldwide. This includes the newly opened lounges in Amsterdam’s Schiphol and Seoul’s Incheon Airports.


Established in 1951, the airline boasts a fleet of 21 modern aircraft, including Airbus A350s, A330s, and Boeing 737s.

Their commitment to excellence is reflected in their 2023 Skytrax Awards: Best Airline, Best Airline Staff, and Best Airline Services in Australia & the Pacific.

They also ranked 15th globally, 12th for cabin crew, and 16th for cleanliness.

2024 notably marks 25 years for the oneworld alliance, originally founded by American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, and Qantas.

Later this year, Oman Air will join as the 14th member, alongside Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, and SriLankan Airlines.

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