In May, 1997, Air Nostrum signed a renewable franchise agreement with the Iberia Group for a period of 5 years.

 

As a result, it became an active part of the Iberia Group, its flights being commercialised by Iberia, Spainís leading national and international airline. The signing of this franchise agreement not only provided Air Nostrum with a sizeable increase in its number of connection passengers, but also provided Iberia with a passageway to its major air traffic distribution centre: Madrid-Barajas Airport Terminal, T4.

Air Nostrumís flight timetable is designed to enable passengers to connect with the Iberia Groupís worldwide flight network offering connecting flights to 100 Iberia Group and 220 flight code share destinations.

 

 

As of 1st September, 1999, Air Nostrum received access to the oneworld Airline Alliance. As a member of the Iberia Group, it automatically became an affiliate member of one of the aviation sectorís premier aviation alliances with right of entry to one of the worldís largest flight networks.

As part of the oneworld alliance, Air Nostrum is able to offer its passengers a choice of 1,000 destinations operated by oneworld members whose combined commercial aviation fleet comprises some 3,500 aircraft. Alliance members include Iberia, British Airways, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Japan Airlines, LATAM, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines.

 

The oneworld member flight network operates in 150 countries and provides flights for over 525 million annual passengers.

 

 

 

Air Nostrum has benefitted greatly from its association with the oneworld alliance enabling the company to increase its number of passengers, reduce its costs by sharing resources with other members, access new markets and increase its strength in markets in which it was already a leader.