Mar 01 2007
oneworld¡Çs new Circle fare makes exploring Asia and South West Pacific even easier and better value
Thursday 1 March 2007: Exploring Asia and the South West Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand, has been made easier and better value than ever with the launch of another new fare from oneworld®, the leading quality airline alliance.
Circle Asia Explorer will be available from 1 April for travel starting and ending in any of 14 countries served by oneworld's member airlines across Asia and the South West Pacific.
Travellers must pass through each of the alliance's three defined regions:
A maximum of eight sectors is included in the ticket, with travel available in First, Business or Economy classes on flights offered by any of the seven oneworld member airlines operating in these regions - British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Qantas and, from 1 April, Japan Airlines and two of its affiliates JALways and Japan Asia Airways.
Trips may be a minimum of five days in Economy Class or three days in First or Business Class, and a maximum of a year.
The first international sector must be booked before departure, but all subsequent segments can be left open, for confirmation as the trip progresses.
oneworld already offers two Circle fares - Circle Pacific for travel around the continents bordering the Pacific (North and South America, Asia and Australasia) and Circle Explorer, for travel between Europe, Asia and the South West Pacific via Africa.
These Circle fares are part of an extensive range of alliance fares offered by oneworld. Others include its round-the-world oneworld Explorer fare, its various Visit passes, providing for travel within each continent or Japan and also products for the corporate sector.
3 Only one international departure and one international arrival permitted in each of the three regions.
4 All flights must be on services marketed and operated by the airlines participating - so code-shares operated by other airlines are not included.
5 Travel on Cathay Pacific flights between Hong Kong and Hanoi are excluded.
6 Children aged 11 or under pay 75 per cent of the adult fare, and infants, aged less than two not occupying a seat, pay 10 per cent.
8 Specific terms and conditions apply.
oneworld brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business - American Airlines, British Airways, Qantas, Iberia, Cathay Pacific, LAN Airline and Finnair, plus their dozen affiliates. Japan Airlines, Mal½æPv Hungarian Airlines and Royal Jordanian will start offering the alliance's services and benefits from 1 April. Dragonair, LAN Argentina and LAN Ecuador are also lining up to join the alliance as affiliate members during 2007.
The alliance enables its members to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. These include a broader route network, opportunities to earn and redeem frequent flyer miles and points across the combined oneworld network and more airport lounges. oneworld is the only alliance to enable passengers to fly throughout its network, on any combination of carriers, using just electronic tickets.
oneworld was voted the World's Leading Airline Alliance for the fourth year running in the 2006 World Travel Awards, based on votes cast by some 170,000 travel professionals, including more than 110,000 travel agents in 200 countries.
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