10 AIRLINE JOINT VENTURES
1) Delta + Virgin Atlantic + Air France-KLM + Alitalia:
covers more than 200 destinations in North America, six in the UK, and 100 in and the US. Air France-KLM, Delta and Alitalia are members of Skyteam. Virgin Atlantic prefers to maintain its independence and is not a member of an alliance.
2) Air France-KLM + Delta + Alitalia:
The Italian airline joined the Air FranceKLM-Delta JV in 2010 to create a three-way partnership. Together, they offer 250 and Latin America combined. It operates out of seven key hubs – Amsterdam, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York JFK, Paris CDG and Rome Fiumicino – together with Cincinnati, Salt Lake City and Seattle. Skyteam shareholders approved the sale of a 10 percent stake in Air France-KLM to China Eastern in September 2017.
3) British Airways + Iberia + American Airlines + Finnair:
Not content with all being part of Oneworld, this enhanced British-Spanish-American-Finnish fourway covers more than 160 cities in Europe and 240 in the US. It offers 120-plus trans and AA put a ring on it in 2010. Finnair was invited to the party in 2013. Together they have hubs at Chicago O’Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth, Helsinki, London Heathrow, Madrid and New York JFK.
4) British Airways + Japan Airlines + Finnair + Iberia:
British Airways entered into a Siberian joint venture with Japan Airlines, also a member of the Oneworld family, in 2012. After feeling left out in the cold, Finnair was welcomed with a warm embrace two years later, followed by Iberia in 2016. The four airlines now align prices
5) British Airways + Qatar Airways
Last year, BA extended a hand to Oneworld carrier Qatar Airways to create a combined network of 70 destinations. In a similar way to people double-barreling their surnames, the two airlines now codeshare (BA/QR) on services between London and
6) Lufthansa + Austrian + Swiss + ANA:
The German and Japanese carriers were given antitrust immunity to allow them to join hands in 2011, but the following year decided they wanted Austrian and Swiss to get in on the action too, and their participating airlines’ routes between Japan and Europe. They are all part of Star Alliance.
7) Lufthansa + Austrian Airlines + Swiss + Brussels Airlines + United + Air Canada:
This is a veritable gang-bang of a JV, with the Lufthansa Group joining forces with North American carriers United and Air Canada. It came about from relationships between Air Canada, Lufthansa and United in 2009 (Austrian, Brussels and
8) Lufthansa + Swiss + Austrian + Air China:
After two years of wrangling, these four airlines tied the knot in 2016 with a polyamorous route- and revenuesharing deal between Europe and China that started last year. If they wanted to get any closer, they would have to merge.
9) Lufthansa + Swiss + Singapore Airlines:
Papers were signed for this union back in 2015. Today, the joint venture provides passengers with 20 codeshare
10) Qantas + Emirates:
- ship in 2013 and now have a combined network of 2,000 routes via three hubs – passed muster with regulators, and the pair have reintroduced service from London to - bourne and Sydney via Dubai. Also in March the world’s longest nonstop Dreamliner