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Breaking NEWS:ALITALIA Air France Alliance

Sun Apr 22, 2001 8:02 pm

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?
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LJ
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RE: Breaking NEWS:ALITALIA Air France Alliance

Sun Apr 22, 2001 8:17 pm

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

Regards
Laurens

 
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RE: Breaking NEWS:ALITALIA Air France Alliance

Sun Apr 22, 2001 8:31 pm

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.
 
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RE: Breaking NEWS:ALITALIA Air France Alliance

Sun Apr 22, 2001 9:01 pm

AZ will not go for any versions of the B744. If they need aircraft of that capacity, they will convert their 6 B773ER options.
 
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RE: Breaking NEWS:ALITALIA Air France Alliance

Sun Apr 22, 2001 9:09 pm

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...

rgds
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RE: Breaking NEWS:ALITALIA Air France Alliance

Sun Apr 22, 2001 9:29 pm

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.


 
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RE: Breaking NEWS:ALITALIA Air France Alliance

Sun Apr 22, 2001 10:13 pm

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

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RE: Breaking NEWS:ALITALIA Air France Alliance

Mon Apr 23, 2001 1:47 am

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.

Regards
Laurens
 
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RE: Breaking NEWS:ALITALIA Air France Alliance

Mon Apr 23, 2001 4:17 am

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!
 
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RE: Breaking NEWS:ALITALIA Air France Alliance

Mon Apr 23, 2001 4:51 am

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

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