DeltaShuttle
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Air France Alliance

Thu Jun 17, 1999 6:00 am

Did Air France ever decide between Delta and Continental as a U.S. partner? If not, any ideas? I am guessing that Air France will join with Continental. It already has close ties with them, plus the possible connection to Northwest, Alitalia, and KLM as well.
 
Gnomon
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RE: Air France Alliance

Thu Jun 17, 1999 6:06 am

Why should AF change an already beneficial alliance with Delta?
 
DeltaShuttle
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RE: Air France Alliance

Thu Jun 17, 1999 6:17 am

I agree with you Gnomon. It does not make sense to leave a beneficial alliance with Delta, but some experts felt that Air France would drop either Delta or Continental. That is why I asked. It would be great for Delta if Air France stayed in an alliance with them. It would really help them attract other partners.
 
Guest

RE: Air France Alliance

Thu Jun 17, 1999 8:08 am

It seems AF board of directors does think as "some experts". AF said a few months ago that they will announce in the forthcoming months which one of DL or CO will they drop.... A bigger thing is a stake: WINGS vs. QUALIFLYER. That is why they cannot keep their parterneship with both CO and DL...
 
Paul
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RE: Air France Alliance

Thu Jun 17, 1999 6:27 pm

AF will join WINGS, it is just a matter of time.
The only problem coul be that AF is too big for a medium size oriented Alliance, and also CDG is way too important compared to Malpensa and Schipol.
At the end though, they will sort things out and AF will be a WINGS carrier
Veni, vidi, vici.
 
Guest

RE: Air France Alliance

Thu Jun 17, 1999 10:30 pm

Well, They chose Delta and that is a wise choice, Delta can do a better job feeding pax to AF Than CRAPinental.

Lance
 
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Air France Has Joined Delta

Fri Jun 18, 1999 2:37 am

Air France will announce they join Delta in a few days.

Their choice is etablished.

Alain Mengus

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