AA, BA and Iberia tie up

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Aircraft tailsThree of the world’s biggest airlines have agreed to co-operate commercially on flights between Europe and North America, following more than 10 years of discussions. The move by American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA) and Iberia, all of which belong to the Oneworld airline alliance, will result in several new routes being launched, along with better frequent flier benefits and the employment of hundreds of flight crew.
Willie Walsh, chief executive of BA, said: “This puts us back on a level playing field with the other two major alliances [Star and SkyTeam].”