The Air France KLM Group and Delta Air Lines have entered into a new longterm joint venture whereby the partners will jointly operate their transatlantic business by coordinating operations and sharing revenues and costs of their transatlantic route network. The joint geographic scope includes all between North America and Europe, between Amsterdam and India and between North America and Tahiti. On these routes, the business will be jointly operated with the strategy and economics equally shared among the Air France KLM Group and Delta. The airlines will also cooperate on routes between North America and Africa, the Middle East and India, as well as on between Europe and several countries in Latin America.
PHOTO (KLM) BY CAPITAL PHOTOS FOR KLM
Key facts and on the joint venture:
// More than 200 daily transatlantic (100 roundtrips) // Joint venture represents approximately 25 percent of total transatlantic capacity // More than 400 destinations in Europe and in North America // Annual revenues estimated at more than US$12 billion (approximately 9.3 billion euros, reference year 2008-09) // More than 100,000 employees at Air France KLM // 70,000 employees at Delta
Global passengers will from access to a vast network more than 200 and approximately 50,000 seats daily. That network is structured around six main hubs: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York/JFK and Paris/CDG. The airline partners will provide their corporate clients with a broad, global that best meets their expectations for the most convenient airline system.
Key facts and for the Alaska Air Partnership:
// Alaska Air Group operates more than 800 daily primarily from West Coast hubs in Seattle, Los Angeles, Portland and the State of Alaska // Delta and Alaska Air Group combined extensive service for customers in the key West Coast gateways of Seattle, Los Angeles and Portland
The Alaska Air Group1 and Delta Air Lines have entered into a long-term enhanced marketing agreement calling for Alaska Air Group and Delta to work closely together to provide a unique customer experience. This enhanced agreement is a natural progression of a partnership that has existed for more than 20 years.2 include: Coordinating Alaska Air strong West Coast network with international and domestic presence to provide hundreds of unique connecting opportunities for our customers Expanding our lounge agreement to provide full access to all of our respective lounges for each customers Providing our elite customers premium on each such as priority check-in and boarding Developing the best-in-class experience for customers connecting between Delta and Alaska Air Group through technology, process enhancement and training Bringing our operations closer together in critical airports to allow quicker and easier connections This is only the beginning, as many more enhancements for our customers will come. Delta and Alaska Air Group look forward to working together to bring the best experience possible to our customers.
Alaska Air Group includes Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Northwest Airlines started working with Horizon Air in the 1980s.
deltaskymag.com June 2010