Aleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3241 posts, RR: 31 Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3121 times:
With the dramatic growth of air traffic in India and expansion of their airlines, I was wondering does any of those airlines have plans to join some of the existing alliances? Are alliances interested in Air India, Jet Airways or Kingfisher Airlines?
Nimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3395 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3104 times:
AI - today announced firm plans (approved by the Govt of India - the owner of AI) to negotiate with *A and they hope to join them soon.
9W - Is hedging their bets (kind of like EK), though there were rumors/discussions about them being approached by *A as well! Traditionally they've been aligned to Skyteam (they've had a FFP relationship and through check facility with KL/NW for ages), but they've now signed up many FFP agreements with *A and code share/FFP with Oneworld.
Thanks for the information. Somehow, I was wondering whether they will do the same as Emirates or "join forces" with somebody. As for alliances, I would be really surprised if they showed no interest in Indian airlnes.
Air India wanted to make a joint-venture with JAT and probably use Belgrade as some kind of mini-hub, but there are no news about it recently. Jet Airways is getting strong in BRU, so they all need some kind of partnership in Europe.