Russia's S7 has today become a member of oneworld, filling in one of the alliance's "whitespots". S7 Airlines and its subsidiary Globus serve 90 destinations in 28 countries and they add nine new countries to the oneworld network, namely
For more on the various alliances' whitespots, take a look at the coverage from our recent alliances conference where the leaders of oneworld and Star made a rare appearance on a panel together.
Also, keep an eye out for our January print edition, which will feature S7 chief executive Vladislav Filev on the cover and the full low-down on S7's strategy.
Let's face it, Russia is a bit of a mystery to most of us, so the cover interview will be supported by a feature which will debunk what's going on in the Russian market.
You might also want to look back to our alliances special report from our September issue, which included a focus piece on the relationship between alliances and ownership regulations.