Carriers participating in the Oneworld Alliance are preparing to add another airline to the 10 member group.

American Airlines CFO Tom Horton earlier this week said the alliance is targeting the first half of 2008 to unveil its latest member.

Horton notes 2007 was the “largest expansion” in the alliance’s history with Japan Airlines, Royal Jordanian and Malev becoming members. LAN Ecuador and LAN Argentina also joined the alliance.

American’s CFO gave no indication of where Oneworld’s latest member might be based.

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