Apologies if already posted elsewhere, but just noticed this announcement: http://salesnews.qantas.com/public/read_message.jsp;jsessionid=0;apw72?sigreq=-1740672350
Qantas and China Eastern have announced a new joint venture, marking the start of a deeper level of commercial cooperation on flights between Australia and China.We're pleased to build on our existing codeshare relationship with China Eastern to bring together our complementary networks and enhance the options for the increasing number of Qantas corporate customers travelling to China.Coordination will deliver substantial benefits for our customers, and support the growing corporate travel links between Australia and China, through:
- the co-location of both carriers' operations in Terminal 1 at Shanghai International Airport, which will cut transit times by about an hour, open up a better range of onward connections and provide more choice;
- improved schedules and connection times; and
improved products such as a joint lounge and streamlined check-in facilities in Shanghai.