Oneworld, the airline alliance, said in a statement that it is “delighted” with the announcement that Alaska Airlines intends to join the alliance by summer 2021. It also expressed support of Alaska’s plans to form a US West Coast international alliance with American Airlines, a founding member of oneworld. Once approved, oneworld membership will allow Alaska Mileage Plan loyalty members to earn and redeem miles through oneworld member airlines’ global network. Oneworld is scheduled to welcome Royal Air Maroc on April 1, adding its first full member on the African continent. In the last 12 months, oneworld unveiled new digital technology to enable “a truly seamless travel experience” across member carriers and announced plans for the first oneworld branded lounge at Moscow Domodedovo Airport. The alliance also introduced a fresh brand positioning, Travel Bright, to launch the alliance’s third decade and “better reflect the diversity of today’s travelers and member airlines.”