Airline Alliance Updates

A quick overview on the comings and goings of airline alliance membership. Check out the alliance forums for more details.

A quick overview on the comings and goings of airline alliance membership. Check out the alliance forums for more details.

One World

+ JL Japan Airlines likely joins 1 April 2007
+ MA Malev Hungarian Airlines joins 1 April 2007
+ RJ Royal Jordanian Airlines joins 1 April 2007
+ KA Dragonair joins 2007?
+ LP/XL LAN Peru / LAN Argentina joins 2007
EI Aer Lingus leaves 31 March 2007
? RG Varig speculated as possibly joining OW
? WS Westjet speculated as joining OW

Sky Team

+ UX Air Europa joins June 2007
+ CZ China Southern Airlines joins 2007
+ IC Indian Airlines speculated as future member
? DL/US Delta/US Airways, unclear what will happen if takeover occurs

Star Alliance

+ CA Air China joins 2007?
+ FM Shanghai Airlines joins 2007?
+ TK Turkish Airlines joins 2008?
– RG Varig leaves 31 January 2007
? RG new Varig may or may not rejoin
? DL/US Delta/US Airways, unclear what will happen if takeover occurs