Anxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2395 times:
Since Marsans Group wants (according to some newspapers from Argentina/Spain) at the moment selling AR I think AF can be an airline interested about AR.
1.-Because AF/KL is an airline which don't want allowing IB continues being the main european airline serving LatinAmerica.
2.-SkyTeam needs a carrier from the Southern Hemisphere in order to compete on an appropriate way with Star and OW. (SkyT is the smaller alliance in the Southern Hemisphere) An Aerolineas controled by Air France could be a SkyT member. And SkyT could having a new carrier and a new inter-continental connection on the SYD-AKL-EZE route.
3.-Besides, the South American market also needs a SkyT larger presence and more internal competition between airlines and alliances. Sky's presence nearly there is not in South America and other countries below the Equatorial line.
With AR and MH, SkyT could not need more airlines members to cover an reasonable worldwide network.
AF-A319 From France, joined Oct 1999, 603 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2331 times:
It's a clear no-no. The AF KL management has already got enough work in order to realize the synergies between the two companies. Furthermore, Argentina is certainly not a core market for AF-KL. You can be sure that the financial markets would NEVER allow such a move (unless increadible conditions, like get the airline for free, do not bear any debt, etc...).
So i guess this idea will remain your fantasy. Enjoy it!
PPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 9042 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2128 times:
This is the problem:
LAN LAN LAN LAN LAN LAN LAN note: AR LAN LAN LAN LAN LAN (you might also substitute all the "LANs" with "OWs")
OW is also in Argentina (or at least soon they will be). And while LAN titled airlines can codeshare with each other on the regional level, AR will be left all by itself. Not to mention more competition coming from StarAlliance.
I'm not saying that AR can't do it, but it makes business a heck of a lot more difficult to go alone...
"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat