Nathaniel Pieper_CEO oneworld Alliance_named in 2024

oneworld alliance appoints Alaska Airlines’ Nat Pieper as CEO

The oneworld alliance today named airline industry veteran Nathaniel (Nat) Pieper as its new CEO. Pieper, who is currently Senior Vice President of fleet, finance and alliances at oneworld member Alaska Airlines, will join the alliance in his new role on 01 April 2024.

“In my airline career, I have admired from afar and now experienced first hand the influence and benefits the oneworld alliance brings to an airline and its customers. I am thrilled to join the oneworld family and look forward to working with all of the best-in-class carriers that are part of our alliance. The future of the oneworld alliance is bright and I am ready to continue to develop the alliance into its next 25 years.”

As CEO at oneworld, Pieper will lead oneworld through its 25th anniversary celebration year and focus on strengthening the alliance between its partners to provide customers an exceptional and seamless travel experience around the world. Pieper will report to the alliance’s Governing Board, comprised of the member airline CEOs.

Robert Isom, American Airlines Chief Executive Officer and oneworld alliance Chairman said: “We are excited to welcome Nat Pieper into the role of CEO at oneworld and look forward to the alliance continuing its journey of innovation and collaboration under his leadership. With more than 25 years of working in the industry, Nat has the experience to enhance oneworld’s position as the premier airline alliance, modernizing travel for millions of customers and oneworld frequent flyers.”

Over 25 years working in the air transport sector

In his current position at Alaska Airlines, Pieper orchestrated the airline’s entrance into oneworld, executed aircraft transactions valued over $9 Bn, and secured access to $5 billion in liquidity to ensure Alaska viability through the pandemic. Previously, Pieper held executive positions at Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines overseeing international, strategic, alliance and financial functions.

Pieper holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Duke University and a Master of Business Administration in finance, strategy and transportation management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

About oneworld

oneworld is a commercial and marketing alliance where member airlines work together to deliver consistently a superior, seamless travel experience, with special privileges and rewards for frequent flyers, including earning and redeeming miles and points across the entire alliance network. Top-tier cardholders (Emerald and Sapphire) enjoy access to airport lounges and are offered extra baggage allowances. The most regular travellers (Emerald) can also use fast track security lanes at select airports.

The alliance brings together 13 world-class airlines – Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian and SriLankan Airlines, and more than 20 of their affiliates. Fiji Airways is a oneworld connect partner. Oman Air is set to join the alliance as the 14th member airline in 2024.

Image over the headline.- Nat Pieper (CEO oneworld Alliance). Image by courtesy of oneworld.

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