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User currently offlineZweed From Netherlands, joined Apr 2004, 455 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

Let your mind go free. What do you think the airline industry in Europe will look like in 10 years time?

I reckon we have a couple strong bg actors. BA, LH and AF/KLM. These are dominating the market and smaller actors such as SAS, Alitalia (if they survive), Finnair has more or less been taken over by one of these big actors.
Scandinavian for example, they will be a company under direct Controll of LH, just as KLM under Air France.

The big airports in Europe have gone bigger, and 90% of all long-haul traffic will go through one of these airports.
Traffic increased heavily to Asia and South America since we have lots of emerging markets and economies there, Lots of money to be made.
When it comes to LCC, the glory days are over. But those who survived are strong, very strong. Easyjet, Ryanair and Virgin have a big marketshare there.

What do you think?

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User currently offlineMischadee From Sweden, joined Apr 2004, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

I must agree with you Zweed. SAS will probably be controlled by LH but they will still certainly stand for the nice Scandinavian standard and reliability. I don't think LH will acquire the SAS fleet in it's own, just control them. As for LCCs I also agree with you there. Now when Europe is becoming smaller with the EU the European airlines will also disappear and be taken over by the biggies. But mark my words SAS will survive till that happens.


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

There will be 2 large airlines, 3 at most.
Air Farce, Lufthansa and maybe British Airways (if they haven't been sold to either AF, LH or some American partner like AA by then).
Number of international airports will decrease drastically as the smaller countries get absorbed into becoming colonies of Germany and France with international (meaning outside the EU) flights being scrapped and their airports reduced to become clearinghouses for CDG and Frankfurt/Main.

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineMischadee From Sweden, joined Apr 2004, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3100 times:


We are talking about 10 years from now. It sounds more like 50 or more when you're talking about colonies and stuff like that.


User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3027 times:

We wont be here...
We will totally blow each other to bits by then....Especially with all the terrorism and the endless pissing matches our countries leaders enjoy getting into....


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