There can be no certainty that any agreement will be entered into, Cathay said.
Cathay Pacific has held preliminary talks with HNA about acquiring minority stakes in Hong Kong Express Airways and Hong Kong Airlines.
The fares that airlines file with ATPCO differ from what consumers may see at online travel sites.
The plan is to develop internet of things technology to connect various hardware on board aircraft.
IAG and Lufthansa are Air France-KLM’s biggest full-service rivals, but it also competes with low-cost carriers EasyJet and Ryanair.
By the end of last year, there were more than 1,700 Airbus aircraft serving in the Chinese market.
With more than 18,800 daily flights to over 1,300 airport destinations in 193 countries, the alliance offers coverage to 98% of the world.
China's flights hit record high on-time performance since 2010, reaching 80.13 percent last year.
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