Talk that the Cathay Dragon brand is to be retired
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd will cut around 6,000 jobs, or 18% of its workforce, and axe regional brand Cathay Dragon to help it weather the coronavirus pandemic, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday, citing sources.www.reuters.com
Interjet Mexico looks like it is on it's last legs.Cancelling flights because they can't pay for fuel.
Mexico's Interjet has canceled flights for two days in a row, as it has been unable to pay for fuel. Now the airline has gone silent.onemileatatime.com
Norwegian gets closer to the brink.
Norwegian faces an uncertain future as the country's government refuses to provide more support to the airline.loyaltylobby.com
One out of left field.Could JAL and ANA merge?
The Japanese government is suggesting that a merger between All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines makes sense. Could this happen?onemileatatime.com
If it is ANA that goes Star Alliance is looking much weaker given Asian seems to be exitingIt would certainly make for a top notch airline! best seats in economy. Best services for premium economy (automatic lounge access, no status required), excellent business class seating across both carriers, both top-10 first classes.
Yes Qantas may need to add destinations, so that OW have a strong Asian presence but they already have routes to Japan, Hong Kong and Malaysia/Singapore.Same for OW if it is JAL that goes.CX has major problems now with KA gone and the early takeover of HKG by China,MH not much and may fold and UL a bit peripheral for Australia-Asia travel.Would leave QF as the major Asian presence in OW for Australians so they would need to add more destinations.
With all these potential mergers, are we going to end up with 2 global alliances?