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Breaking NEWS:ALITALIA Air France Alliance  
User currently offline777-500ER From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 487 posts, RR: 2
Posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2760 times:

I just read on a paper that AZ and AF have formed an alliance. What do you think? Is AZ gonna go in to SkyTeam?
Michael SFO
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User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4809 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

You must read a very good newspaper as AZ hasn't yet announced their alliance partner (nothing mentioned on AZ's website).


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9498 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

Good to hear that. They have cancelled 5 B 747-400s due to a failure in signing an alliance with KLM.

I think they will go for 5 to 6 B 747-400/400ER/400LR.

User currently offlineDynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1895 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

AZ will not go for any versions of the B744. If they need aircraft of that capacity, they will convert their 6 B773ER options.

User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

well, if this turns out to be true, than i really believe that AZ will enter skyteam. seems logical, and it´s not that long ago that DL mentioned they´d really like AZ joining skyteam...


If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1531 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

I've read it, too.
But I've also read this this afternoon:

ROMA, 22 APR - Per ora sono in corso piu' colloqui a
livello tecnico, con Air France, Klm e altri vettori
internazionali, che saranno valutati al termine dal management che sottoporra' il proprio orientamento all' azionista. L' Alitalia interviene con una nota ''in relazione alle notizie pubblicate da alcuni organi di stampa su un presunto accordo raggiunto con un partner straniero''. E ribadisce che ''colloqui e negoziati proseguono a livello tecnico in modo proficuo sia con Air France sia Klm e con altri vettori internazionali''. ''Al termine di questa fase di colloqui - prosegue il comunicato - il management Az valutera' i risultati
conseguiti e sottoporra' all' azionista il proprio orientamento prima di dare avvio alla fase conclusiva dei negoziati''. (ANSA).

22/04/2001 12:42

I'll try to summerize what it says:
it says that despite the news published on "La Repubblica" newspaper, Alitalia is still in talks with other european airlines (Air France, KLM and other airlines). At the end of these "talks" the management will communicate the results to the Minister of Treasure which will decide for the partnership.

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

I am sure that There was an Alitalia/KLM alliance but it broke up, not that they were never able to form one.


User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4809 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

La Republica has the habit of having it wrong. They forcasted many times that AZ were to sign an alliance agreement with KLM in the very near future (in fact they should have signed by now according to some reports). Now, finally, La Republica realises that KLM is not interested in AZ and starts issueing reports on a possible AF-AZ deal. Let's hope they're right.

Anyway AZ denied the report and AF said: NO COMMENT. Sounds familiar to me.


User currently offlinePA121 From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

It would be at least surprising for Alitalia (that is basically state owned) to decide on alliances just before general elections, that are due mid May if I am not wrong.
However, nothing surprises me anymore about Alitalia or Italy, so....maybe it is true!

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4534 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

I thought that Alitalia was going to join the proposed Wings Alliance with NW, CO, and KLM.

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