Qatar Airways has announced it will become a full member of oneworld with effect from Wednesday 30 October 2013.

It received clearance to join oneworld after successfully completing a thorough review of its readiness, conducted by British Airways, which is sponsoring Qatar Airways’ entry into the alliance alongside oneworld’s central team.

Qatar Airways’ addition to oneworld will come shortly before the airline moves into its new home base, Hamad International Airport in Doha.

Qatar Airways has three million members of its Privilege Club frequent flyer programme. Its Platinum cardholders will have oneworld Emerald status. Privilege Club Gold will be equivalent to oneworld Sapphire and Privilege Club Silver will be oneworld Ruby.