Overcoming government regulations regarding ownership is one of the challenges facing the multi-partner airline
If the lowest price isn't just for the last seats that aren't sold, but for the whole plane, the airline
industry will be ruined."
Every objective assessment of the statistics on airline
accidents before and after deregulation shows significant reductions in accident and death rates in the years since deregulation became the law of the land.
The major airlines
poked gaping holes in the two theories on which airline
deregulation was based.
Delta's management has insisted the airline
prefers to emerge from bankruptcy as an independent carrier.
Carlos Morales, AeroContinente's president, is fighting fiercely against hard-ball tactics and, rightly or wrongly, his airline
's own reputation.
Secret number two is that the battle over airline
deregulation is not, unfortunately, a battle about facts.
For them, air travel means the piston- or turbine-engine airplane, not the airline
jet, from which the usual it's-safer-than-driving statistics are culled.
Court papers show technology failures at Delta increased in 2005 after key technical staff left the airline
for jobs at other Atlanta companies.
For many travelers, safety rating is important when choosing which airline
to book a flight with.
Asked whether the bank was looking at forming a consortium for the ailing airline
's privatization, the source said: "Yes".
Besides the mainline Japan Airlines
, five other members of the JAL Group will also join oneworld as affiliates - JALways, Japan Asia Airways, JAL Express, J-Air and Japan Transocean Air.