Delta Air Lines CEO on North Atlantic JV: 'No other alliance will offer anything like it'

3 June, 2019

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian, speaking on the sidelines of the 2019 IATA AGM and World Air Transport summit, said the carrier has had an "excellent partnership with Air France-KLM for years" (La Tribune, 03-Jun-2019). "What the relationship with Air France-KLM brings us is seeing Virgin Atlantic join our trans Atlantic joint venture, once US authorities have given their final approval", Mr Bastian continued. He argued the JV will generate USD14 billion in revenue and will be the largest in the world. "With four European hubs, London Heathrow, Amsterdam, Paris and Rome, as well as Delta's hubs, no other alliance will offer anything like it", Mr Bastion concluded.