Old May 20, 15, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by brunos View Post
The press report is very short. It is unclear whether it only targets the agreement between AFKL and AZ or whether it also lead to a withdrawal of AZ from the JV with DL.
The news report on the KLM website announcing Alitalia's entry into the TATL joint venture does seem to date it around the same time as this reported "agreement" with AFKL.

Therefore - it is perhaps likely that Alitalia is preparing to exit the TATL JV, too.

This would probably have been inevitable if, as is possible, Etihad wishes to ramp up service to the US, using Alitalia to operate services from Europe to the United States, in co-operation with feeder flights from Etihad themselves, and from airberlin/Etihad Regional.
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