Air Canada, Air China near JV agreement

    Air Canada CFO Mike Rousseau said the airline is confident of agreeing a JV with Air China in the coming months following more than a year of talks (Routes Online, 18-Mar-2018). Mr Rousseau said a meeting was scheduled in May-2018 to “put the finishing touches”on the agreement. “We want to make sure that on both sides we get it right… And certainly our expectation is that Air Chinawill be a great partner for us”, Mr Rousseau said. The two StarAlliance carriers already have a codeshare and lounge agreement, which will be expanded from Ap-2018.