Russian domestic carrier S7 Airlines will become part of the oneworld alliance on November 15, 2010. Business Traveller reported the news last year, but did not mention the date then.
S7's participation in the grouping makes Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States more accessible to customers of oneworld member carriers.
Also from 15 November, members of oneworld airlines' frequent flyer programs will be able to earn and redeem awards and tier status points and receive all other oneworld benefits on S7.
Members of the S7 Priority frequent flyer programme will likewise be able to earn and redeem mileage awards on all oneworld partners. S7 Priority Platinum and Gold cardholders will have oneworld Emerald and Sapphire status respectively, gaining them access to more than 500 airport lounges worldwide, offered by the alliance's airlines. S7 Priority Silver cardholders will have oneworld Ruby status.
Margie T Logarta