Qantas in talks with Emirates over alliance

Qantas in talks with Emirates over alliance

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.”

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Emirates said in a statement: “Emirates does not comment on rumour or speculation.”