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BA And AA Will Introduce Limited Partnership

The two airlines will continue a smaller relationship, after the failure of broader agreement...

British Airways, Europe's largest airline, has said that it aims to introduce a limited partnership with American Airlines, the world's biggest carrier, after the pair scrapped plans for a wider alliance.
The new proposal centers on the two airlines code sharing, or selling tickets on each others flights under their own names, while abandoning plans to operate trans Atlantic services as a revenue-sharing joint venture.
?We are looking at how we can best expand the relationship within the confines we have at the moment,? said Steve Double, a British Airways spokesman, in an interview. ?We would be interested in having a proper code-share agreement.?
British Airways and American Airlines dropped plans for a close partnership on trans Atlantic routes after the US regulators said they'd have to hand 16 flights to rivals to get the alliance approved. The UK airline is the biggest trans-Atlantic carrier, providing 14 percent of all seats between Europe and the US.