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21 Sep 2000

Merger talks between KLM and British Airways ended. 

27 Aug 2000

Air Liberté to join Qualiflyer Group.

12 Jul 2000

Koning Global Airline Alliance Survey, edition 5, released.

05 Jul 2000

Canadi>n's management resigns, effective 5 July.

01 Jul 2000

British Midland joins Star Alliance.

01 Jul 2000

Mexicana joins Star Alliance.

01 Jul 2000

Gerardo Dominguez joins AirlineAlliance E-group as third moderator.

22 Jun 2000

SkyTeam Alliance founded.

01 Jun 2000

Canadi<n integrated into Air Canada and thus, Star Alliance.

01 Jun 2000

Aer Lingus joins Oneworld Alliance.

01 Jun 2000

LanChile joins Oneworld Alliance.

31 May 2000

Canadi<n leaves Oneworld Alliance.

09 May 2000

AirlineAlliance E-group founded; moderators Erik Koning and Konstantin von Wedelstaedt.

01 May 2000

Koning Global Airline Alliance Survey, edition 4, released.

30 Apr 2000

Korean Air joins Air France and Delta Airlines' alliance plans (later to become SkyTeam).

28 Apr 2000

KLM cancels the cooperation with Alitalia.

11 Apr 2000

Air Europa joins the Wings Alliance (source: "Aviation Letter", Number 400, March 2000).

02 Apr 2000

Aeroflot and Air France/Delta Airlines in discussions about alliance.

01 Apr 2000

Portugália Airlines joins Qualiflyer Group.

01 Apr 2000

Singapore Airlines joins Star Alliance.

26 Mar 2000

Code-share Aer Lingus-British Airways becomes effective.

26 Mar 2000

Austrian Airlines Group (Austrian Airlines, Lauda Air, and Tyrolean) joins Star Alliance.

01 Jan 2000

Volare Airlines joins the Qualiflyer Group.

01 Jan 2000

LOT joins the Qualiflyer Group.

17 Dec 1999

Air Europa, Alitalia, and KLM sign letter of intent for long-term tripartite cooperation.

02 Dec 1999

Aer Lingus announces to join Oneworld Alliance in the middle of 2000

18 Nov 1999

SAirGroup acquires 37,6% equity stake in LOT Polish Airlines.

01 Nov 1999

Co-operative agreement between British Airways and Aer Lingus signed.

01 Nov 1999

Code-share agreement between American Airlines and Swissair/Sabena signed.

20 Oct 1999

Alliance Map, version 3, released (an "ancestor" to the KGAAS).

15 Oct 1999

All Nippon Airlines joins the Star Alliance.

15 Oct 1999

Singapore Airlines announces that it will join the Star Alliance by March or April 2000

29 Aug 1999

Alliance Map, version 2, released (an "ancestor" to the KGAAS).

01 Aug 1999

Alliance Map, version 1, released (an "ancestor" to the KGAAS).

22 Jul 1999

Irish government gives approval for Aer Lingus to join BA/AA co-operation.

07 Jul 1999

Mexicana announces that it plans to join the Star Alliance in 2000.

22 Jun 1999

Cooperation between Air France and Delta Airlines initiated.

06 May 1999

Singapore Airlines and United Airlines forge alliance.

30 Apr 1999

Singapore Airlines and SAS to implement strategic alliance.

01 Apr 1999

Air Europe becomes a Qualiflyer Group member.

01 Mar 1999

Air New Zealand joins Star Alliance.

01 Mar 1999

Ansett Australia joins Star Alliance.

01 Feb 1999

Oneworld Alliance founded.

21 Dec 1998

Singapore Airlines and Air Canada form alliance partnership.

12 Nov 1998

SAirGroup buys 49.9% stake in LTU.

06 Oct 1998

Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines extend co-operation.

29 Sep 1998

Orders E-group founded!

30 Mar 1998

Qualiflyer Group founded.

01 Oct 1997

VARIG joins Star Alliance.

14 May 1997

Star Alliance founded (founding members: Air Canada, Lufthansa, SAS, Thai, United).

01 Oct 1994

Continental and America West form the first wide-scale US domestic alliance between two major US airlines.

11 Jan 1993

Cooperation between KLM and Northwest initiated.