2-Aug-2010 11:03 AM

SkyTeam sees JVs as alternative to mergers

SkyTeam Chairman, Leo van Wijk, stated he can see the potential for more mergers of major carriers within a continent, but intercontinental mergers remain difficult and complex (BTNonline, 30-Jul-2010). The trans-Atlantic JV between Air France-KLM and Delta Air Lines offers an “excellent alternative, which avoids the complexities but to a large extent generates the same benefits”. Mr Van Wijk confirmed Alitalia is working with Air France-KLM and Delta to be incorporated in the joint venture.