Japan Airlines (JAL) and British Airways (BA) have initiated the creation of a joint venture to gain ground on routes between Japan and Europe, in a deal that will allow them to share revenue, coordinate flights and, potentially, offer new services. In order to take forward plans, JAL has contacted the Japanese Minister of Transport and Tourism to avoid competition concerns with the alliance with the British company, BA, who created the International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) with the Spanish company Iberia, and has contacted European authorities for the same purpose.

The airline business, under strong pressure from the economic crisis and competition from low cost companies and from companies in emerging countries, with lower costs, is trying to forge alliances to join efforts in a difficult environment.

Source: General Press 

 

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