Följande citat från Australian Business Traveller: Oneworld will add another Asian airline to its belt in the first half of next year when SriLankan joins the international alliance alongside founding member Qantas and newcomer Qatar. "We haven't set a firm target date for SriLankan as yet, but it will be first half of the year" a spokesman for oneworld told Australian Business Traveller. The Sri Lankan flag carrier, which is being sponsored into oneworld by Cathay Pacific, is currently upgrading its IT platform to the Amadeus system and will then establishing the necessary links into the booking systems of other oneworld airlines. Brazil's TAM Airlines will also sign up to oneworld on March 31st 2014, joining its Chilean sibling LAN and leaving the Star Alliance to which TAM has belonged since 2010. The move will boost the network of flights and point-earning options available to Qantas travellers throughout South America. Alongside Qatar, which becomes a full member of oneworld next week, SriLankan and TAM will boost the alliance's membership tally to 15 airlines.