Sydscott From Australia, joined Oct 2003, 3576 posts, RR: 19 Posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4568 times:
I dont think this question has been posed yet but what effect, if any, will a grouping consisting of Air France/KLM/Northwest/Delta and Continental have on the US competition authorities in terms of the AA/BA alliance??? What percentage of traffic will this grouping hold at Paris and Amsterdam compared to BA/AA at Heathrow??? Could BA and AA use this as leverage in with the competition authorities in the US???
FRA-Runway From Germany, joined Jul 1999, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4517 times:
This can't be compared.
LHR: is a closed market. "Open skies" only for AA, UA, BA, VS and no slots available, CO, DL, NW... are not allowed to operate there.
CDG: no restrictions, anyone can fly there, slots somehow available, market is less important than LHR.
So if merger BA/AA would be completed it would be a completely different story.