Old May 20, 15, 3:36 am
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The story of yet another AFKL failure. The airline was in pole position from the start but neither read the situation accurately nor was able to propose a solution that would turn AZ into a healthier and leaner airline whilst being acceptable by the Italians. The AZ plan was atrocious and AF was right to refuse it, but AF's own proposed counter plan was bad too and someone else offered much better.

Note that the plan is about JV AND partnership, which probably means some of the codeshare agreements on long haul whereby AZ effectively feeds AF long haul flights outside of the TATL JV. This could be an important income loss for AF.

There will now be discussions to see if something gets salvaged or not but I personally do not believe that AZ will leave Skyteam.
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