There was a piece on Financial Times today about Qatar Airways joining the Oneworld alliance. There have been rumors about this a lot lately and, over the weekend, the CEO of Qatar denied that the airline would be joining the Oneworld.
At this point, it does seem that the airline is indeed joining the alliance. I doubt that Financial Times would have published the article unless they wouldn’t have had firm inside information about this.
We should learn the exact joining date and other information within the next week.
It would be great for the Oneworld if the Qatar would join the alliance. It does seem conflicting that Qantas, Oneworld member airline, and Emirates, gulf rival of Qatar, just announced their tie up for the traffic between Australia and Europe