As I earlier mentioned that Delta has postponed the code-share deal with China Airlines, which is a big blow to China Airlines.
However, on today's UDN News, it's New York correspondent reported that, according to Wall Street Journal, this latest China Airlines crash has forced Delta/Air France-led Skyteam Alliance to shut down its door on China Airlines, which CI is expected to become the 7th member by the end of 2002.
Nonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2265 times:
If CI was planning on joining Skyteam, then it is a shame that things had to work out this way. I would like to see CI try to improve safety and build a good reputation. Then they could try again to join Skyteam. Tiawan would be an excellent connecting point from the US West coast where DL is weak. You could connect all over Southeast Asia and even possibly go to Australia and New Zealand.
Jrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2145 times:
Just a couple of reminders..... the cause of the CI crash has not been determined and Delta and CI mutually decided to delay the start of the code-share. Delta has said that the codeshare will happen, just not now.