767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 11 Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1374 times:
The Skyteam is the smallest of the alliances out there at this point in time. With Delta, Air France, Aeromexico, and Korean as the members, which airlines would you think, in realistic terms would join the alliance. I believe Alitalia has a great chance and it would be great for the alliance for Alitalia to join them. I could also see JAL providing a nice investment and what about one of the middle eastern carriers: Gulf Air???
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Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1311 times:
JAL will probably join OneWorld because they already have close ties to AA. Alitalia is a proposed member of the proposed Wings Alliance with CO, KLM, and NWA if it ever gets off the ground. Aeroflot may also join Skyteam.
Blink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5453 posts, RR: 18 Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1303 times:
JAL and Gulf Air have close ties with AA. Alitalia would probably join Wings because of KLM/NW. I think Transbrazil and Aeroflot will eventually join, and as already stated CSA will join later this year.
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DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8818 posts, RR: 12 Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1283 times:
Czech Airlines is an official member of SkyTeam as of today, having joined a few hours ago officially. TransBrasil will probably join, and Aeroflot will join once a new terminal is built at Moscow. Alitalia might join, if AF makes a bid for it. It will either go SkyTeam or Wings, and I think SkyTeam has the better network. I'd like to see Impulse join and give SkyTeam some destinations down under.
Steman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1299 posts, RR: 8 Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1235 times:
Alitalia talks with KLM have been dropped again so this leaves the chance to SkyTeam to get another big and important member in the alliance.
By the way, it seems that Alitalia is going to cease its relationship with CO, albeit they are improving the one with NW. Delta would be a better partner for AZ because of its huge presence in Italy and Europe and its better position inside the US.
Another possible members of the SkyTeam alliance is the Brazilian TAM, but they need a strong partner with a big network in Australia and South Pacific but the only two airlines available in that region, Qantas and Air New Zealand/Ansett, are already members of rival alliances. Impulse is too small to provide a good presence downunder.
Anyway, things in the airline industry are still so fluid and we could see airlines changing alliances in few days.
Steman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1299 posts, RR: 8 Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1204 times:
South African would be a great partner for SkyTeam,
unfortunately it is linked with Swissair as a 20% stake in SAA is owned by the SAirGroup.
I don't know if any Taiwanese carrier could join an alliance without causing mainland China protests against that alliance.
Taiwan and Taipei are great destinations and good hub in competition with Hong Kong, Singapore and the other big cities of that area, an alliance with a Taiwanes carrier would be profitable for anyone.
Wolfy From Taiwan, joined Mar 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1178 times:
Good point Steman! So sad that the people in China always love to bug on this kind of stuffs... Otherwise it;d be nice to see any of the two Taiwan airlines to join the alliances.
Air Taiwan thx for asking this question as I have been wondering for so long...
Air Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1517 posts, RR: 4 Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1177 times:
REALLY?? I didn't know that the political forces from mainland China was behind the scene!! Well at least I'd consider this as a purely business matter!! Gees when are the mainland Chinese going to stop buggerin Taiwan!!
Anyways I heard a few months ago (well almost a year now...) that CI was joining oneworld and BR the STAR (as it had links with AN, NZ, AC and NH (EL) and it would be logical to be a part of STAR...)
BAD m/l CHINA!!!
PS I don't think Thai would ever join oneworld as CX is just like SQ -- a direct competitor just too close to home... Skyteam is the one if they ever leave STAR -- which I doubt a lot...
Wolfy From Taiwan, joined Mar 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1166 times:
Hmmm, I doubt if CI will join One World as Taiwan is too close to Hong Kong. But it might be possible for CI to join Skyteam as CI is considered as Taiwan's national airline and KE is considered as S.Korea's national airline. Well, of course, if mainland China is not doing anything...