Oneworld looking to sign up Indian partner airline

By David Flynn, June 2 2014
Oneworld looking to sign up Indian partner airline

IN BRIEF | The Oneworld airline alliance is scoping out a potential partner from India.

"We are looking at it" Oneworld CEO Bruce Ashby confirmed on the sidelines of the annual International Air Transport Association annual meeting in Doha, Qatar, "but but we have no announcements to make today."

Oneworld is keen to tap into the growing Indian market, but the competing Star Alliance has the lead with next month's planned entry of Air India into the Star family.

However, Ashby counters that "In India, we are actually the largest alliance in terms of revenue from the Indian market."

"That is because of British Airways, Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific and SriLankan Airlines. People do ask me are you going to add an Indian airline, and I say maybe."

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

25 Apr 2013

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They could really use Jet Airways

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

02 Jul 2011

Total posts 1390

Since Kingfisher went down the gurgler, and Air India is finally joining Star, agree that Jet Airways is the obvious choice.

However Etihad now owns 24% of Jet Airways, and we know what they think about alliances.

therealqueen Banned
therealqueen Banned

19 May 2014

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Another dreadful third world airline.

whats with one world and taking these third world products into the alliance?

Outsourced ex-airline staff

04 Jun 2014

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Agreed.....  And actually it's GREED.....

Care to take a flight on MH ???

rg
rg

24 Mar 2014

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is that pauline hanson maquerading as therealqueen


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