卡塔爾航空將要退出寰宇一家聯盟!? Qatar Airways withdraws from oneworld soon!?

qatar離開oneworld

卡塔爾航空將要退出寰宇一家聯盟!? Qatar Airways withdraws from oneworld soon!?

啱啱分享完卡塔爾航空商務艙Qsuite的美好經歷,又見到Qatar話要退出oneworld嘅消息。外媒報道,卡塔爾航空嘅CEO Al Baker於柏林ITB的新聞發布會上表示未來兩個月會決定是去是留。卡塔爾航空公司於2013年加入了寰宇一家聯盟,幾年前開始一直威脅要離開oneworld。雖然謠言一直存在,但說得多了大家也看作狼來了。要離開的主要原因Al Baker咁講:「We are not going to be bullied by some individual who thinks that the world belongs to them.」雖未有直接指出哪家聯盟內的航空公司「欺凌」,然而看在眼裡的都知道American Airlines及Qantas Airways跟Qatar的關係不太好。

於柏林記者會上,Al Baker被問及卡塔爾航空公司離開寰宇一家的現狀:

“About oneworld, it was not a rumor, you heard it from me. And we have given them a breathing space to get their act together. You see when you invite somebody, you invite me, to your house, and then you tell me that I can not drink the water from the glass I have to drink from the tap, and then you tell me that we will not give you any food, we will only give you bread and water. This is not why you invited me to your house. You invited me to your house as your guest, and as somebody that you respect.

 

Qatar Airways is not a Mickey Mouse airline. We are the largest ASK contributor to the oneworld if you add all our investments. And if you remove those investments, we are the second largest ASK contributor to the oneworld. And if we leave oneworld we will create a big hole for them in their entire connectivity.

 

We are not going to be bullied by some individual who thinks that the world belongs to them. The world belongs to the world community. And we as an airline, we will demand respect, and we will not submit to anybody that is trying to bully us.

 

We in the matter of a month or two will give you the news if we are going to stay or we are going to withdraw. And I think it is the latter that will happen. Since the people that invited us are now constantly targeting us and our growth.”

「如果我們要留下或者我們要退出,我們在一兩個月內會給你新聞。我認為後者將會發生。」

講得好絕,exactly嘅時間都講得出口睇嚟有啲計劃…你問我當然唔想Qatar退出oneworld…不過作為主力儲Asia Miles嘅香港人嚟講,又未必要太擔心,我地先看看Qatar於oneworld成員上的主要投資:

  • 9.99% in Cathay Pacific
  • 20% in IAG (Aer Lingus, British Airways, and Iberia)
  • 10% in LATAM

雖然Qatar持有國泰股權不代表什麼,但至少肯定的是Qatar同國泰未至於無計傾。而對英航母公司IAG更持有20%的股權。

Asia Miles的partner airlines也並非限於oneworld members。例如另一股東中國航空就可以用里數兌換國泰嘅航班, vice versa. 可以預期即使Qatar有朝一日真的離開oneworld alliance,但Asia Miles仍然可以兌換Qatar的航班…最大影響會係用oneworld chart換機票再換唔到Qatar嘅航班。

Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker早前接受之訪問重溫

於訪問內有指控American Airlines及Qantas Airways (1:50)…

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