Articles tagged “alliances”

Can Airline Alliances Still Deliver Value to Passengers?

The declining value of cross-over loyalty programs aside, alliances offer benefits to long-haul customers making connections, but their politics make reaching consensus among members on products and services difficult. As the growth of joint ventures, and other airline collaborations show, there are other ways airlines can deliver value to customers and a seamless passenger experience.

12 months ago

Cathay Pacific Is Latest Oneworld Airline to Skewer Its Loyalty Program

It's only a matter of time until American Airlines follows suit.

12 months ago

JetBlue and Brazil’s Azul Nearing Comprehensive Passenger Agreement

Neeleman is getting the band back together!

1 year ago

Delta and China Eastern Deepen Relationship and Expand Networks

For an airline that is always in opposition to Gulf carriers, Delta has certainly taking lots of cues from Etihad on how to build a modern alliance.

1 year ago

Ryanair May Partner on Long-Haul Flights With Virgin, Norwegian and More

If Ryanair continues all these flyer-friendly moves we may no longer recognize the airline we know and loathe.

1 year ago

Qatar Airways Is Eyeing a Stake in IndiGo, India’s Largest Airline

Alliances via equity stakes is the new black.

1 year ago

Delta Continues to Make Alliances Via Investment With China Eastern Stake

With Virgin Atlantic, Gol, and China Eastern, it seems that Delta, like Etihad and Emirates, knows the best alliances come not through codeshares but through significant ownership stakes.

1 year ago

Qatar Airways Is in the Hunt for Alliances Through Investment

We'd like to see Qatar take a cut of United, American, or Delta. That would make the Open Skies debate fun.

1 year ago

Norwegian Air CEO Uses Annual Report to Attack Critics and Alliances

Kjos and Norwegian's backers are making a big bet that they can disrupt trans-Atlantic traffic. You need a bit of chutzpah to make that happen.

2 years ago

Etihad Reports Record Profits of $62 Million, Formalizes Growing Airline Network

The airline's 48% income jump suggests that its quasi-alliance is working and that it's set to grow. The airline's new aviation group is its first step towards formalizing its partnerships into an even more official network.

3 years ago

Etihad Adds Another Codeshare, This Time Aegean Airlines in Greece

Etihad's work creating a network that runs deeper than most alliances is not easy to recreate, even when you do have pockets' as deep as Etihad's. non-alliance joining makes sense

3 years ago

The Impact of US Airways and American Airlines Merger Could Be Years Away

American Airlines and US Airways executives claim they have learned the lessons of the mistakes made in previous mergers so hopefully they will avoid some of the miscues that were noteworthy in the United-Continental merger.

3 years ago