Japan Press: JAL choose DELTA and to leave oneWorld

According to report from Yomiuri Shimbun on 04JAN10, JAL appears to have chosen DELTA as its strategic partner for its massive restructure.

The report says followed by the decision of choosing DELTA, JAL will be leaving oneWorld and joining Skyteam.  However, JAL has denied the report. American Airlines also said it is still in negotiation with JAL.

DELTA is providing USD1.02billion supporting JAL restructure. This includes coverage of USD500 million capital, plus covering projected USD300 million loss during JAL’s transition from oneWorld to Skyteam. It is also covering the cost of Reservation system t re-alignment to Skyteam.

DELTA currently has 32% shares on the US-Japan market, while JAL has 22% and American is 8%