8-Aug-2013 4:27 PM

Qantas to increase codeshare agreements in North Asia

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, speaking at the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, stated (08-Aug-2013) Qantas plans to grow its codeshare partners between Australia and North Asia to remain competitive on the route. Mr Joyce noted in the past, Qantas was in dialogue with Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines for over 15 years regarding alliances between the two regions, however none eventuated, thus going into the future Qantas will be looking to increase codesharing into the region. Mr Joyce said Qantas is expanding correctly into the market, stating it now holds 5% of the freight market into China. Mr Joyce added: "We have a multinational position in the Asian market".