Investigation opened 11 October actual Initial investigation: In line with the approach of the European Commission when it first investigated the agreement during tothe investigation is being conducted under the rules on agreements restrictive of competition which, for the UK, are in the Chapter I prohibition in the Competition Act and, to the extent applicable, Article of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Four airlines are currently signed up to the Atlantic Joint Business Agreement: Following an investigation under EU competition law, in the European Commission accepted commitments from the parties in relation to 6 routes to address potential competition concerns:
Economics Global 5 August Strategizing for success Joint ventures up the ante in terms of airlines' relationships, potentially boosting consumer benefits Joint ventures JVs are springing up across the aviation world, helping airlines deliver choice to consumers and grow their businesses.
Some analysts have gone as far as suggesting that close to half of all long-haul traffic will be flown on a JV in the years ahead. Metal neutrality is significant in that it maximizes the opportunity for pro-competitive efficiency gains from density economies. The North Atlantic market has been particularly affected by this model of cooperation, a result of the Open Skies agreement between the United States and the European Union that came into effect in By reducing the economic risk of adding new routes—or indeed, making new routes possible in the first place—the airlines involved in JVs create value for all aviation stakeholders, including the end customer.
The increased access to feeder routes and connecting traffic provided by the JV partners made it possible.
Metal-neutral JVs, with complete indifference over which flight passengers take, form the backbone of these benefits. They enable the partners to coordinate schedules and flight times, provide the right capacity at peak times, and spread departures more evenly throughout the day. Arrival and departure times can also be managed by the allied airlines to improve connectivity.
The softer side of the JV business model also has its advantages.
JVs should entail a quality passenger experience through such areas as airport lounges, gate location for connecting services, onboard amenities and service quality, baggage policies and problem resolution, frequent-flyer plans, and refunds and exchanges.
As these aspects are integrated and jointly managed, the customer receives a correspondingly simplified and consistent service. Hold the front page Little surprise, then, that JVs and equity shareholdings have knocked global alliances and codesharing arrangements off the front page.
Alliances, it is argued, continue to suffer from an inconsistent customer experience and the difficulty airlines have experienced in finding ways to significantly save on costs.
The alliance understands that airlines need to partner outside in some markets where it makes sense to do so. JVs potentially create a more efficient airline industry as a whole, and offer many benefits to airlines, customers, and the global economy.
Qatar Airways and Etihad have taken a different approach to the search for greater efficiency, for example. The airlines have since had the decision for the majority of these routes overturned.Similarly, the JV between American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia allowed the partners to begin services on a number of US-Europe city pairs, including London to San Diego, which could never have been profitably served by BA alone.
The Vice President-Strategic Alliances position reflects American's commitment to, and the importance of, its proposed Joint Business Agreement (JBA) with British Airways and Iberia, as well as its other alliance partnerships. American anticipates approval of the JBA by the United States Department of Transportation before the end of the year.
British Airways, American Airlines, Finnair and Iberia have teamed up across the Atlantic to make your global travel experience easier and more rewarding.
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His responsibilities will include overseeing the Atlantic joint business alliance with British Airways, Iberia and Finnair, as well as the airline's Pacific joint venture with Japan Airlines.
He will report to Don Casey, senior vice president – Revenue Management.