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THE BUSINESS TRAVEL MAGAZINE I 39 The Review ➔ Triple alliance takes off


BRITISH Airways, Iberia and American Airlines completed their trilateral venture in October when the three airlines' ceos met to finalise the deal and discuss codeshare agreements. The new business partnership between the three oneworld carriers will give birth to four new routes from April next year: New York to Budapest and Chicago to Helsinki, operated by AA; London Heathrow to San Diego (operated by BA); and Madrid to Los Angeles (operated by Iberia). The airlines have also placed codeshares on additional routes: American to 322 BA and Iberia flights serving 101 destinations; BA to 2,063 American and Iberia flights serving 181 destinations; and Iberia to 354 American and BA flights serving 96 destinations. The airlines' combined route network covers 400 destinations in 105 countries, with around 5,200 daily departures. Added customer


IN THE AIR IN BRIEF


• EASYJET is set to operate a further three routes from Liverpool John Lennon Airport: a six-times-weekly service to Brussels from February 7th; a three-times-weekly service to Tallinn from April 26th; and a weekly flight to Salzburg, already in operation.


• CITYJET will launch a new route from London City Airport to Florence from January 10 2011. The six-times- weekly service will be preceded by a limited service over the Christmas and New Year period. Fares are from £79 one-way including taxes.


benefits include dedicated support teams for customers transferring at the airlines' hubs in JFK, Heathrow, Madrid, Chicago and Miami, integrated online flight information on all three websites, better chances to redeem frequent flyer points and integrated account management for corporate clients. British Airways chairman Willie


Walsh said: “Combined selling and scheduling means we will able to


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operate routes that would not have been viable for us individually.“ Iberia's chairman and ceo Antonio Vazquez said the move enabled Madrid Barajas airport to become a “gateway for flights between North America and Europe,“ and Gerard Arpey, ceo of AA's parent company said the move would provide “stability“ and the opportunity to “invest in new products and services.“


• FLYBE has two new routes taking off from Manchester airport, to Aberdeen and Nantes in France. The airline will operate three return flights a day to Aberdeen from Monday to Friday, as well as one return flight on Saturdays and two on Sundays. The service to Nantes is comprised of four return flights a week. The airline is to continue its services from Manston Airport in Kent to Edinburgh (daily) and Manchester (six-weekly) as part of its new 2011 summer schedule following a successful introduction in 2010.


HRU • BAT


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