British Airways seeks to seal alliance with American Airlines4 August 2008
British Airways will make a third attempt to seal an alliance with its US partner American Airlines within weeks.
Willie Walsh, BAâ€™s chief executive, said he expected final preparations for the deal to be complete within a fortnight, with an application to US regulators to follow shortly afterwards. â€œWe want to move on this as soon as possible,â€ he said.
BA, which revealed sharply reduced profits last week, has tried to consummate its marriage with American Airlines for more than a decade. It first sought the permission of US regulators in 1997, then again in 2002.
source: Times Online