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Partnerships between airlines are common more than ever. Each partner has its own perception of how the best synergies can be reached in a partnership. This belief is usually based on their own experience, the available knowledge, established processes and used tools. But in a partnership, both parties have to act as team together to be successful and to generate the ideal synergies for all parties.
In a series of several articles in our LSY blog, we’ll illuminate the various business steps how both partners can generate the best advantages out of their mutual partnership.
Codeshare agreements, joint-ventures, mergers or airline groups – partnerships between two or more airlines are more and more common. The closer they work together, the more significant is the adjustment of their doing among each other.
Codeshare co-operations between airlines are reflected in the schedules with different Data Element Identifiers (DEI). The operating carrier labels its own operating flight wanted to be offered for a certain partner with a DEI 010 identifying the respective marketing flight.
You read in the news nearly every day that airlines agree on closer co-operation and announce new codeshares on certain routes and markets. Codeshare agreements are used to virtually extend your own operational network by adding new destinations. By connecting to your partner’s network and markets you will attract more of your partner’s passengers to your own flights.