The Ticketor From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 434 posts, RR: 1 Posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1487 times:
BA has applied to the EC (European Commission) for antitrust immunity for a joint venture with fellow oneworld partner Finnair.
It is not clear which routes would fall under this joint venture, but flights between Finland and UK are not included. It would most likely include Finnair's flights from its "minihub" at Stockholm Arlanda, where Star member SAS has a big presence.
BA is also seeking to strenghten its ties to oneworld member Iberia, and antitrust immunity has been disscussed.
G-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1405 times:
I think it will be a bit like the BA/QANTAS co-opertation based in Singapore.BA pulled out of most of Australia but still 'flies' there because BA passengers change to a QANTAS flight at changi.So I think Oneworld will use Finnair to get a share of the star alliance traffic in the Nordic regions and Russia.I hear that Finnair has very good services to Russia.