Published at Thursday, March 28th, 2019 - 21:56:09 PM. Type of airline. By Anson Busch.
A more recent development is the airline alliance which became prevalent in the late 1990s. These alliances can act as virtual mergers to get around government restrictions. Alliances of airlines such as Star Alliance Oneworld and SkyTeam coordinate their passenger service programs (such as lounges and frequent-flyer programs) offer special interline tickets and often engage in extensive codesharing (sometimes systemwide). These are increasingly integrated business combinations—sometimes including cross-equity arrangements—in which products service standards schedules and airport facilities are standardized and combined for higher efficiency. One of the first airlines to start an alliance with another airline was KLM who partnered with Northwest Airlines. Both airlines later entered the SkyTeam alliance after the fusion of KLM and Air France in 2004.
Despite continuing efficiency improvements from the major aircraft manufacturers the expanding demand for global air travel has resulted in growing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Currently the aviation sector including US domestic and global international travel make approximately 1.6 percent of global anthropogenic GHG emissions per annum. North America accounts for nearly 40 percent of the world s GHG emissions from aviation fuel use. 78
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