Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 24 Posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3745 times:
Sibir,Air Berlin and Fly Niki have announced the signature of a common code-share agreement,allowing the single-code transfers into each-others network.
It would boost the connectivity between Russian and European connection-passnegers and boost the future synergies among the three airlines.
Since S7 has most likely no chance any longer to buy Austrian,they put their eggs into the basket of Air Berlin ..
Press-release only in German (so far )
Columba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7064 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3704 times:
Great news, I think this would be good for Air Berlin they need partner airlines and S7 is probably one of the best options when it comes to code shares with Russia.
Now they just need a good American partner and restart their transatlantic flights.
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
Ota1 From Germany, joined Apr 2008, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3581 times:
Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 1): That also means that S7 is not interested in integrating Star Alliances as it was mentioned somewhere in this forum. So why not One World for Air Berlin, Niki and S7?
Sorry to destroy your illusions but it doesn't mean anything. They have been working on that deal for quite some time... while latest talks with *A started just after it was clear that AiRUnion would fold... nothing's written in stone
CastropRauxel From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3242 times:
Quoting Ota1 (Reply 4): Sorry to destroy your illusions but it doesn't mean anything
I'd have to disagree here
By opening a cooperation with AB, S7 have closed the door for any future cooperation with LH and I would even go as far as saying an entry into STAR. this was a foolish move on their part at this time. they could have waited with that until they see what's going on with the STAR talks.
Quoting Airevents (Reply 5): My 50 Cent S7 will be co-operating with or member of Star Alliance within the next two years
That I don't rule out, but it would be an individual member and not an entry into STAR. while STAR can afford choosing a russian carrier, but S7 can't afford losing an alliance.
Abrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5100 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3169 times:
Quoting CastropRauxel (Reply 7): while STAR can afford choosing a russian carrier, but S7 can't afford losing an alliance.
= Don't be too sure on that. With airUnion's demise, Star needs a Russian partner. S7 is the largest and would be a good choice given their DME presence. Who else can fill that void? Transaero which has a weak domestic system; Rossiya which is LED based? Perhaps LH now needs to rethink their disdain for S7 ...