TRANS-ATLANTIC AIRLINE ALLIANCES: A PRELIMINARY EVALUATION

In the late 1980s, cooperative agreements between international airlines, known as strategic alliances, became increasingly popular. This paper analyzes the outcome of three of these alliances: Continental-SAS, Delta-Swissair, and Northwest-KLM. The analysis indicates that in only one of the three agreements have the carriers increased their trans-Atlantic traffic volume and increased their load factors after realigning their route systems to take advantage of the alliance. In a second alliance, the carriers do not appear to have realigned their networks to take advantage of their alliance, while in the third alliance, route changes do appear to have resulted in traffic gains.

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  • Accession Number: 00712567
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1995 12:00AM