The planned codeshare agreement between oneworld member Air Berlin and Air France-KLM, a SkyTeam member, should be in place by April.
Air Berlin CCO Paul Gregorowitsch told ATW on the sidelines of the Austrian Aviation Association conference at Linz Airport that the process has been delayed as the two alliances work out partnership details. “But we have the commitment from Air France and KLM board of managers as well as from Etihad. I hope from April we can implement it,” he said.
Codeshare agreements with majority owner Etihad to Japan and China via Abu Dhabi have been implemented. “We are working on codeshare connections to India and, I hope, in two to three months we can also establish a codeshare with Virgin Australia to cover the total Australian market,” Gregorowitsch said.