There’s a digital outlook as Star Alliance brings a new smile to its connecting partner model, Oneworld closes in on new connect members, but SkyTeam keeps a focus on technology

There are always some key developments revealed at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) AGM from the global airline alliances that are particularly relevant to…..

The future of airline alliances: shifting cooperative paradigms

Historically, three large airline alliances have dominated the competitive landscape. Recently, we have seen the emergence of new cooperative structures and the formation of alternative…..

Saudia pursues closer links with SkyTeam members

It is hardly a surprise that one of Jaan Albrecth’s priorities as Saudia CEO is to pursue a more active role in SkyTeam. After all,…..

How to make money (and savings) from alliances and partnerships?

Constrained by ownership and control rules established 70 years ago as a protectionist mechanism, in some ways the airline industry has progressed little – while…..

The future of alliances and partnerships – We speak to the industry!

The death warrant for global alliances is routinely issued. It takes only a squabble between members or one airline’s partnership with a member outside the…..

The nature of equity partnerships in the Middle East shift from Etihad Airways to Qatar Airways

A recent analysis by CAPA – Centre for Aviation in its Airline Leader magazine highlights that the nature of equity partnerships in the Middle East…..

Reports on the demise of airline alliances are being greatly exaggerated

The death warrant for global alliances is routinely issued. It takes only a squabble between members or one airline’s partnership with a member outside the…..