777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 19 Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2622 times:
I believe SAS is owned by/represents several Scandinavian governments, and as a multinational carrier they have always done fairly well, considering they are one of the oldest airlines still in operation today. They hit some tough times recently, but seem to be on the upswing at this point. In addition, I think there are several multinational carriers in the Pacific (Polynesian?) as well as Grupo TACA, if you consider them as a single entity. I think consolidation across national borders is the trend of the future, and it is already beginning to develop in Europe, probably the ideal proving ground for such an experiment.
L-1011-500 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 368 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2576 times:
There have been other multi-national carriers in the past that are no longer operating for either financial or other reasons.
Air Afrique was a carrier representing 11 African nations: Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. Created in 1961, they were liquidated in early 2002 after years of financial mismanagement.
A new carrier, AfricaOne, was recently created to fill the void left by Air Afrique.
MSA (Malaysia Singapore Airlines) was another airline of the past that was created to serve both (duh) Malaysia and Singapore.
Copaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2533 times:
Well, if you count the LAN group as one airline, you have LAN Chile, LAN Peru, LAN Ecuador, and LAN Dominicana. Gulf Air is the national carrier for 3 of the arab countries, but I cant remember which ones.
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3777 posts, RR: 30 Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2447 times:
Another truly multinational airlines was East African Airways (EAA), jointly owned by Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The venture collapsed toward the end of 1976. EAA was among the few airlines to operate the Vickers/BAC VC-10; for shorter and regional flights, EAA had DC-9-30s and F-27s. By 1977, the goverment of Kenya had formed Kenya Airways to fill the void left by the failed EAA on the NBO-LHR longhaul route as well regional and domestic routes.
Kavanagh From Chile, joined Nov 2000, 127 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2346 times:
yes.... why not?
chilean LAN group (LAN CHILE, LAN PERU, LAN ECUADOR, LAN DOMINICANA, and very soon LAN ARGENTINA) its an example, like Scandinavian Air System, SAS, or central american TACA group as well.....
Kavanagh From Chile, joined Nov 2000, 127 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2219 times:
hey lan_fanatic, the idea of Lan Argentina is old. Just remember Aerolineas Argentinas last crisis (2001), when many people in the industry talk about Lan would take over Aerolineas/Austral. Anyway, what i read was than LanChile will be a leading partner of argentinean goverment in the creation of a new airline, LAFA (lineas aereas federales argentinas or something like that). This new airline try to save both, LAPA and Southern Wind. nothing official yet, but certainly a real chance.