Alliance merry-go-round As 2018 drew to a close, China Southern Airlines marked the 11th anniversary of its SkyTeam membership by announcing plans to leave the global airline alliance when its contract expires Jan. 1, 2019, in order to pursue “new partnerships” with other carriers.  The airline has appeared increasingly isolated in SkyTeam over the past 12 months since rival China Eastern Airlines deepened ties with fellow members Delta Air Lines and Air ...

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