EU says favourable outlook for BA Swiss International Airlines deal

The European Commission said it is likely to look favourably on a deal between British Airways PLC and Swiss International Airlines that will see the struggling Swiss carrier join the OneWorld global airline alliance.

The European Commission said it is likely to look favourably on a deal between British Airways PLC and Swiss International Airlines that will see the struggling Swiss carrier join the OneWorld global airline alliance.

Commission spokeswoman Amelia Torres said the commission has traditionally tried to find a way to approve such airline alliances.

BA said they will plan joint operations between the UK and Switzerland, with code-sharing on London Heathrow Swiss routes from Oct 26. This will give both airlines' customers access to worldwide destinations via London and Zurich.

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