Oneworld Alliance global headquarters to relocate to Fort Worth, Texas

Aviation Updates Philippines – The oneworld Alliance is relocating its global headquarters to the home of member airline American Airlines – Fort Worth, Texas. 

Image: American Airlines aircraft at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

In a release, the oneworld Alliance – currently based in New York City – will have its new home at the Robert L. Crandall Campus adjacent to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport from December 2022 . The airline alliance will share the facility with American Airlines - named Skyview -  where 7,000 of American's employees including the airline leadership is based at.

Considered one of the fastest growing hubs for oneworld, Dallas-Fort Worth is American Airlines' largest hub. American is also joined by seven other fellow alliance member carriers operating flights to the airport – Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Qantas.

According to oneworld, the move will “futher accelerate the alliance's drive to deliver greater value for its member airlines and customers.” The move will also enable the alliance to tap into the aviation talent pool of Texas. Home to one of the largest aerospace and aviation labor forces in the United States, the US state has the most air transportation jobs.

“It is a significant step to relocate our oneworld global headquarters to the state-of-the-art Robert L. Crandall Campus to be close to American Airlines, one of our founder members. Its home hub at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is one of the largest airports in our alliance and serviced by eight members, demonstrating its unrivalled connectivity and importance to travellers as a global hub,” said Akbar Al Baker, Chairman, oneworld and Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways.

“We are thrilled to welcome the oneworld team to our Skyview campus in Fort Worth. American is committed to building and delivering the very best global network and oneworld is an important part of that mission. The American and oneworld teams working more closely together will be tremendously beneficial to oneworld’s member airlines and customers around the world,” said Robert Isom, CEO, American Airlines.

“It's go time in Fort Worth, and we're focusing on growing jobs and creating opportunities for everyone. oneworld will be a wonderful addition to Fort Worth. The robust air service that American and other oneworld carriers provide connects our region to the world, and that connectivity is part of what makes Fort Worth such an attractive place for businesses to invest and grow. I’m excited about what the future holds with American and oneworld sharing a home in Fort Worth,” said Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker.

“As our industry recovers from COVID-19, alliances and partnerships have continued to deepen. With our new home in Fort Worth, we anticipate even closer collaboration with American and our member airlines as we work side by side to further grow and strengthen oneworld,” said Rob Gurney, CEO, oneworld.

Founded in 1999, oneworld was originally based in Vancouver, Canada before relocating to New York City in 2011.