Code-sharing arrangements between Canadian airlines are commonplace in domestic and transborder markets. In the 1990s and beyond, code-sharing will play a role in the competitive strategies of international airlines, unless the world community adopts a code of conduct on computer reservation systems. Since traffic can be diverted from a flag carrier, these arrangements will likely be a contentious issue in bilateral negotiations, particularly where one nation fears "globalization". Code-sharing is a marketing arrangement whereby one airline's designator code is shown on flights operated by another airline. Two-letter designator codes are provided by the International Civil Aviation Organization to identify the world's airlines on passenger tickets, airport information boards, computer reservation systems and airline guides. This paper has a two-fold purpose. First, it provides an understanding of code-sharing. Second, it provides a general analysis of the opportunities and challenges for Canadian carriers in the international market.

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    University of Denver College of Law

    Editor in Chief, 1900 Olive Street
    Denver, CO  United States  80220
  • Authors:
    • Hadrovic, C
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Accession Number: 00603136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1991 12:00AM