Aeroflot deputy director for strategy and alliance Giorgio Callegari, speaking at CAPA's World Aviation Summit in Amsterdam, stated (26/27-Nov-2013) alliances are still saying they need to get the "basics" right. Mr Callegari pointed out the challenge that alliances need to decide what the "basics" are. Aeroflot considers itself a premium carrier and supplies some services other airlines in its SkyTeam alliance do not. He also said that alliances have failed to deliver on cost savings, a feature some spoke about in the early days of their establishment. He also noted that there is a dichotomy within alliances as some airlines are added as members since they bring nice network additions to the alliance but the airlines are not given any say in alliance matters.
29-Nov-2013 4:24 PM