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transtraxman
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On another topic dealing with complaints, somebody brought up the subject of interlining between low cost and legacy airlines. This is a continuation of the news shown on BT yesterday.

http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/102070/easyjet-to-align-with-lufthansa

Mention has been made of the talks between Ryanair and IAG about possible co-operation, though this is recent news so will be early days yet. The following article mentions Ryanair´s talks with other airlines, TAP, Virgin Atlantic and Norwegian Air Shuttle as well. I do not doubt that the talks with IAG arise as a result of Ryanair´s shareholding in Aer Lingus being sought at the time.
“Ryanair In Talks On Interline Deals” (Airwise/Reuters 10-8-15)

http://news.airwise.com/story/ryanair-in-talks-on-interline-deals

It should be emphasised that BA has interlined and even codeshared with IAG partner Vueling for some time and is expanding this deal. It is also known that this sort of co-operation has extended between Vueling and Iberia, between Iberia Express and Iberia as well as others.

http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/102052/ba-and-vueling-expand-codeshare-routes

Lufthansa has set up Eurowings (and formerly Germanwings) to provide feed to Frankfurt and Munich.

No doubt Air France and KLM will extend their co-operation with Transavia.

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