23-Apr-2012 2:31 PM

Air France-KLM considering partnership with Etihad, could include domestic airberlin routes

Air France-KLM CEO Jean-Cyril Spinetta, as reported by Die Welt, said the carrier is considering a partnership with Etihad Airways that includes the domestic routes of airberlin, in which Etihad has slightly under a 30% ownership position. Mr Spinetta said Etihad had proposed a partnership on some routes, adding, "A partnership with Etihad would only make sense for us on the Paris-Abu Dhabi route and to other hubs. On the other hand, a wider partnership would be possible if it included airberlin and its network in the German market."