Old May 20, 15, 6:12 am
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brunos
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The agreement expires in 1.5 years and it seems that no one doubts that it is more favorable to AFKL (feeder flights for AFKL longhauls) than to AZ. And it is hard to see how that fits with the strategic plan of EY (good luck to them with AZ).

In the meanwhile several things can happen.
Within the current agreement AZ might be able able to make bookings on AFKL more difficult/expensive. I am not sure how, but such contracts always allow some leeway. On the other hand, this could be negotiating tactics by AZ to obtain more favorable terms. Future will tell.

The JV DL-AFKL-AZ is another story. Supposedly it ends in 2022. But there are probably all kinds of opt-out clauses.

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