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Japan Airlines May Seek Air France Accord After Deal With BA

Japan Airlines Co., considering the formation of a venture on European routes with British Airways and Spain’s Iberia, may seek a similar tie-up with Air France to bolster operations on the continent.

“Our alliance with British Airways is the key,” President Masaru Onishi said in an interview at the carrier’s Tokyo headquarters on Aug. 5. “If we can cover all of Europe with them, which would include Iberia as well, then we won’t need other joint ventures. If not, we’ll look to other airlines.”