LAX772LR wrote:Come on DL, do the same with Cathay!!!!!!!
(yes, I'm aware that an immunized J/V with CX is not possible, but still, equity!
You forget that Air China owns 29.99% of Cathay Pacific. So even if DL "did the same" to Cathay the notion that DL would somehow get a larger say in matters than Air China is a tad unrealistic. If anything the only way CX will move is towards STAR, Delta and Skyteam won't get a look in there.
Scarebus34 wrote:chepos wrote:Did G3 say they where going to end the DL partnership?Sent from my iPhone using TapatalIt is being reported that the relationship between DL and G3 is 'expected' to end.
There is no way the LATAM Partnership goes ahead unless they give up G3.
Scarebus34 wrote:With DL ending their partnership with G3 perhaps they’ll join Star Alliance and help feed UA at GRU...
Doubtful because UA, and other Star Alliance members, already have Azul codeshares in place. So I doubt they would trade Azul for GOL whereas I'd say with 100% certainty we will see AA go down there and talk to literally everyone they can about codesharing AND that, with 100% certainty, we are going to see an increase in AA flying to Central and South America. This area is an AA stronghold, they are still the biggest US Carrier to the region even after this AND they still have the best hub at MIA to capture O&D. So the structural advantages AA has will allow it to compete with or without LATAM.
For DL this nicely fills a gap in their network where they were weak and it makes them competitive with some feed advantages from LATAM. That's what a couple of billion dollars gets them, a competitive presence that they couldn't have built themselves.