British Airways has therefore not been protected in South America. The launch of this loyalty partnership and a possible codeshare agreement would help the British airline shortly. The last one was the extension of the agreement with the Colombian airline Avianca, as we have reported. Previously, the Brazilian airline had also signed a new codeshare agreement with Ethiopian Airlines. O`Globo`s article did not say the possibility of a codeshare agreement. Rob Burguess, of Head for Points, said a loyalty partnership seems unlikely. He added that we could see full code sharing in the future. With the creation of an open ski agreement between Europe and the United States in March 2008, British Airways created a new subsidiary called OpenSkies (formerly known as “Project Lauren”). [75] The airline began operations in June 2008 and flew directly from Paris-Orly to Newark. [76] However, operations ceased on September 2, 2018, when they were replaced by level flights on this route. [77] For the first time in 1953, proposals for the creation of a British joint airline bringing together the assets of British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) and British European Airways (BEA) were first raised in 1953 due to difficulties encountered by Boac and BEA in negotiating air rights to the British colony of Cyprus. BoAC has increasingly protested that BEA is using its subsidiary Cyprus Airways to circumvent a deal that BEA would fly no further east than Cyprus, particularly to the increasingly important oil regions of the Middle East.

BOAC President Miles Thomas came out in favor of a merger as a possible solution to this disagreement and supported the idea of then-Chancellor of the Schedule, Rab Butler. However, opposition from the Finance Ministry blocked the proposal. [7] Would you be looking forward to a codeshare agreement between British Airways and GOL in the future? Let us let us know in the comments. “Since the non-pilot unions started to get involved, we have been able to reach agreements and the remaining major areas of the BA are chosen. [if approved] it will mean that there will be no need to issue new contracts, there will be changes to existing contracts,” he said. This is to be expected, but we should also take into account recent developments in GOL. After the end of the partnership with Delta Air Lines, GOL turned to American Airlines. The two airlines launched a codeshare agreement in February. Smiles has also launched a loyalty partnership with American, according to local media. According to O`Globo, in addition to the British Airways partnership, Smiles will launch one with Iberia.

The Americans, British and Iberians are oneworld members. In a statement, BA said: “This is an incredibly difficult time for everyone at British Airways and we are grateful to Balpa and our air operations team for the work they have done to reach this agreement and save hundreds of jobs. In July 2008, British Airways announced a proposed merger with Iberia, another flagship airline within the Oneworld alliance, under which each airline would retain its original brand. [26] The agreement was confirmed in April 2010[27] and in July the European Commission and the US Department of Transportation approved the merger and began coordinating transatlantic routes with American Airlines. [28] [29] On October 6, 2010, the alliance between British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia officially began operations. . . .