Qantas, SIA, et Virgin, avec un oeuil, sur Hong Kong, où se prépare un jeu de chaises musicales côté alliances ... Cathay, Hainan etc ...
C'est encore incertain et confus à en croire Ben Sandilands, mais ça devrait bouger bientôt !
A démêler pour les experts...
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Hainan Airlines and Qantas watch-updated
December 10, 2011 – 7:42 am, by Ben Sandilands
As recommended several times recently, keep a sharp eye on the activities of HNA Group and its airlines in particular Hainan Airlines and Hong Kong Express because of the strong interest in them shown by Qantas and Jetstar.
The latest development is a code sharing and points exchange deal between Hainan Airlines and American Airlines, which wouldn’t really be news in Australia were it not for the Qantas fascination with them, the fact that Hainan is reported to be keen on getting into Oneworld, and that Cathay Pacific is currently exhibiting paranoia as to all things HNA, its two Hong Kong based airlines in particular, its alliance ambitions and the ‘risk’ that Hong Kong Express might be rebranded Jetstar Hong Kong.
Although it has in the past been denied by Cathay Pacific, rumors that it would decamp Oneworld for the Star Alliance if Hainan muscles in on the club continue to circulate, no doubt because they have the force of compelling logic.
Let’s get a little bit ahead of ourselves here. Imagine for a moment just how more potent the Star Alliance would be in the Asia Pacific if both Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines were in it, and of course, how exciting that might be for those excited by such things if Virgin Australia also entered Star.
Just one of those Saturday morning surmises!
Here is the American Airlines press release, in all its turgidity.