chapter  3
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Once Rivals, Now Partners: How?

Airlines cooperate in different areas and to different degrees in their efforts to boost

profitability. These areas usually include the following (Oum et al., 2000):

Code share/Joint operations

FFP cooperation

Joint use of ground facilities

Flight schedule coordination

Joint advertising and marketing

Ground handling coordination

CRS/IT sharing and development

Joint purchase of fuel, etc.