SWISSAIR, SABENA PARTNER WITH AMERICAN
Swissair and Belgian airline partner Sabena said they plan to form a
code-sharing agreement with American Airlines on routes between Europe and the U.S., after
their U.S. partner Delta Air Lines announced an alliance
with Air France.
Swissair and Sabena said their agreement with Delta, including Austrian
Airlines and called the Atlantic Excellence alliance, will remain in tact
despite Delta’s ties to the Air France, a key competitor to Swissair in
Swissair and Sabena also said that they will merge operations under a
joint management company in June next year. SAirGroup, Swissair’s parent
owns a sizable portion of Sabena.