• Kyodo


Struggling Japan Airlines Corp.’s potential partnership with Delta Air Lines Inc. will not automatically open new vistas for the Japanese air carrier, according to former U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta.

He made the comments in a recent interview with Kyodo News as Delta tries to woo JAL into its alliance and American Airlines Inc. seeks to keep it from defecting ahead of a Japan-U.S. “open skies” agreement taking effect next year.

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