Qantas has revealed it is in discussions with other airlines including Emirates about “potential alliances”.
“Qantas today confirmed it is in discussions with a number of airlines about potential alliances. These airlines include Emirates, among others,” said Qantas in a statement.
“Strengthening alliance partnerships is one of the four pillars of the Qantas Group’s five-year strategy, announced in August 2011.
“At any one time Qantas may be in contact with a wide range of companies about potential commercial co-operation.
“Qantas’ policy is not to comment on the nature or status of these discussions. Should Qantas have a material announcement to make; it would be disclosed to the market in the normal way at the appropriate time.”
Emirates said in a statement: “Emirates does not comment on rumour or speculation.”