TN727
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Westjet/Virgin Blue And Oneworld

Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:41 pm

Reported in the media recently is that Brett Godfrey CEO of Virgin Blue is to be appointed to the board of Westjet.
http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/rele...alse&showText=all&actionFor=608913

Then reported is that Westjet is going into talks with Oneworld.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servl...060831.RWESTJET31/TPStory/Business

With Virgin Blue being the main competitor to Qantas and Qantas being a founding member of Oneworld, can this have an effect on the asperations of Westjet joining the alliance.
 
drgmobile
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RE: Westjet/Virgin Blue And Oneworld

Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:19 pm

Doubt it. It is a pretty petty connection. WestJet isn't likely to have any relationship with Virgin Blue any time soon. In any case, there are plenty of examples of alliance members having bilateral alliances with rival alliance carriers.
 
EXAAUADL
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RE: Westjet/Virgin Blue And Oneworld

Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:45 pm

Does anyone think Virgin Blue may join Star Alliance?
 
yeggerman
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RE: Westjet/Virgin Blue And Oneworld

Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:05 am

Quoting Drgmobile (Reply 1):
WestJet isn't likely to have any relationship with Virgin Blue any time soon

I am pretty sure they already have a relationship with Virgin Blue and their new reservation system...

I may be mistaken.
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