Qantas will terminate all codeshare flights with Cathay Pacific and Air France next year when its new alliance with Emirates launches in April 2013.
The announcements come on the back of yesterday’s decision for Qantas to pull out of its long-standing joint venture with British Airways.
Speaking with Australian Business Traveller this morning, a Qantas spokesman confirmed to that all CX and AF codeshares would cease once the new Emirates alliance came into effect.
Qantas currently operates a codeshare arrangement with Cathay Pacific flights from Hong Kong to Rome, as well as Air France from both Hong Kong and Singapore to Paris.
Under the current arrangement passengers can for example travel on Qantas flights from Australia to Singapore or Hong Kong, and then continue onto Paris with Air France on the same ticket.
Rome and Paris are also served by Emirates flights out of Dubai, which under the Qantas-Emirates alliance will become the Red Roos' new European mega-hub.
However, the spokesman confirmed that Qantas will still retain its codeshare arrangement with Finnair through which it offers connections from Singapore and Bangkok to Helsinki, as Helsinki is not a dot on the Emirates' network map.
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