AI - today announced firm plans (approved by the Govt of India - the owner of AI
) to negotiate with *A and they hope to join them soon.
- Is hedging their bets (kind of like EK
), though there were rumors/discussions about them being approached by *A as well! Traditionally they've been aligned to Skyteam (they've had a FFP relationship and through check facility with KL
/NW for ages), but they've now signed up many FFP agreements with *A and code share/FFP with Oneworld.
- no news at all.