Reply To: SkyTeam sees Gol and Virgin Atlantic as candidate, eyes Jet airways for India and Garuda to enter in March + AF is courting AB.

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sparkyflyer
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Hi Vertrek, at least you now know when Garuda will be joining Skyteam! It is a pity they could not join Skyteam prior to, or at the same time as their London launch flights – it might have influenced some travellers choice of airline!

Virgin Atlantic I think really should join, and maybe America, but Australia might bemore difficult – have SQ recently increased their investment in that carrier? But if Virgin Atlantic are to remain relevant they must join.

Gol should join for certain, and sooner rather than later. They are missing out on feed from European carriers which currently mainly goes to TAM. Of course TAM is switching over to Oneworld, but if Gol goes to Skyteam this would be feed from AF, KL, AZ, UX and of course VS if they join.

GOl joining would also enable partnerships with Delta, Aeromexico and Aeroloneas Argentinas, as well as Kenya Airways when they eventually launch their Brazil flights.

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