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User currently offlinePanAm707320B From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 97 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3077 times:

Following further rumuors that Iberia have reached an agreement to merge with British Airways for 3.5 euros per share, I was curious to know of opinions on Airliners.Net with regards to their fleet, route and market position compatibility. Basically, would/will they make a good merge?

Thanks

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User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3053 times:

I think Iberia would complement BA perfectly, particularly as it has a strong South American network which BA does not. Other than on UK-Spain routes there is no overlap so sounds like a marriage made in heaven!

User currently offlineGBOAC From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 221 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

Hopefully BA won't go the same way with short-haul cutbacks as Iberia have...

Phil


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3759 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

BA would have to improve IB's service, I'm sure IB's employees wouldn't like that.

User currently offlinePanAm707320B From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

If this merger were to get the go-ahead where would that leave the other 'traditional' European carriers such as Alitalia, LH, Olympic, TAP etc. I guess some of these would have to work closer with one another or ultimately merge to stay competitive or else fall foul to the low cost carriers.

User currently offlineCKT789 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2832 times:

Alitalia is still vying to be part of the KLM-AF merger. Wasn't the Italian Government pushing ahead with plans to privatise it so that it could merge with the other carriers?

User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7617 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

And even though AF stated that the merger with KL did not contemplate AZ at the beginning, a three-way combination was possible down the road if certain conditions were met. I believe.


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