Air France and KLM plan merger-like partnership--an innovative but complex consolidation move in Europe's crowded airline industry
If the proposed Air France/KLM linkup goes ahead, as now envisioned, the SkyTeam airline alliance would gain added clout in the global market. Last week, the two carriers confirmed that "detailed discussions are taking place in view of [establishing] an intensive cooperation, concurrently with KLM's entry into the SkyTeam alliance." The brief statement, however, acknowledged that "critical points are still under discussion." The enlarged SkyTeam would serve nearly 600 points in 114 ...
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