Date: 21 Feb 97 01:10:43 From: M.J.Jennings@amtp.cam.ac.uk (Michael Jennings) Organization: University of Cambridge DAMTP References: 1 2 3 4
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In article <airliners.1997.481@ohare.Chicago.COM>, H Andrew Chuang <Chuanga@cris.com> wrote: >In article <email@example.com>, >Jean-Francois Mezei <"[nospam]jfmezei"@videotron.ca> wrote: >>If UA wants to capture the Japan<->Asia market, why then doesn't UA >>create a Japanese subsidiary who would then operate under Japanese rules >>and agreements ? > >Because most countries do not allow their own airlines to be controlled >by foreigners. > And because trying to create an airline in Japan is somewhat difficult, even if you are Japanese. (Until very recently, the word was 'impossible', not 'very difficult'. That's right. There was a law against the creation of any new airline). And because if foreigners control an airline, it is unlikely to be recognised as 'Japanese' by many of the other countries you try it to. Aviation worldwide is a mass as protectionism. Get used to it. Michael. -- Michael Jennings Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics The University of Cambridge. firstname.lastname@example.org "`I need every aluminum can you can find! And duct tape!"