What looked like a win for Delta… isn’t. I recently wrote about how Delta was trying to get a larger presence at Tokyo/Haneda by partnering with Skymark. ANA has won that battles, however, so Delta is going home empty-handed. ANA apparently had many of Skymark’s smaller creditors locked up because they already did business with ANA. But if the rumors are true, then ANA has made a deal with the devil to get Airbus in its court. It is said to be taking some of Skymark’s A380s.
Are the creditors doing the right thing? Is ANA doing the right thing? Would Delta have been a better partner?