CXoneWorld From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2253 times:
Qantas is reportedly mulling an extended codeshare relationship with Air France into Asia, less than a month after QF's started putting its code on AF's flights between SIN and CDG.
As reported, Geoff Dixon had made an overnight visit to Paris last week to discuss a co-pricing arrangement with Air France for other Asian destinations. China, was said to be a high contender, since the French carrier already flies to 4 Chinese destinations (HKG, PEK, PVG and CAN).
CXoneWorld From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2213 times:
I think its far more likely that QF will put its code on flights to/from Paris to/from Chinese airports, and feed these flights with their own services from SYD/MEL. As an alternate to SIN.
Oh that makes more sense to me now, thanks.
Apparently CX will be deispleased when QF opts to codeshare with a Skyteam competitor than itself. In the end, if QF's aiming to further its relationship with AF, there are only 2 Chinese markets where the idea can put into practice, namely HKG and PVG, where the airline actually flies to in the first place...
FLYSSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7313 posts, RR: 61 Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2217 times:
I think it's a very smart idea from QF : CHINA is a huge blooming market. Make a stop in CHINA on the way to/from Australia rather than the boring "traditional" SIN will certainly please and attract many people.
What is surprising me that QF chose AF... and not a OneWorld partner.
OK, AF is the N°1 European Airline to China and the first feedback of the partnership QF/AF on the Europe/SIN/Australia are very positive and encouraging, from both PAX and Airlines sides...Though, I find quite strange such a close important cooperation between two supposed competitors airlines, unless....
Gemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5217 posts, RR: 6 Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2087 times:
QF seem to not be terriabley worried about partner/code share airlines being in competing alliances. Just last weekend I brought tickets to Europe for my wife & myself at Christmas and the best deal(that had seats available) was with QF to NRT, then with "Qantas partner airline" SK to CPH! Can even earn QF FF points for the SK sectors!
I dont know the history of this one but SK is not an airline I would normally associate with QF.
Chinaeastern From China, joined Apr 2004, 348 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2011 times:
it would be really interesting to see the 2 carriers to codeshare in and out of PVG. What i mean is that there has long been a carrier on the route already just not many people notice that: MU. and both QF and AF codeshare with MU in addition to their own metals. it will be interesting to see AF and QF bring more traffic through PVG.