Trekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3875 times:
I dont see that happening. BA/IB have just canx a very good codeshare route to VLC, BA used them, but now for some reason its gone, as have a few other routes. If BA were going into partnership, do you not think they would have kept them
Anyway, IB need to really revamp service if they were going to partner with BA, customer service especially, and change the euro product
Iberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3852 times:
DME....I dont think its a matter of "if" but "when" it will happen. The fact that their is a race to consolidation in Europe is quite visible. I believe IB and BA are looking to see how this is working for AF/KL and at the same time waiting to see what is going to happen with the open skies protocol. I give it maybe 1-2 years before we see some kind of announcement come forward.
TCXDegsy From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3499 times:
I read a report somewhere over the past couple of days, may even have been here, about Iberia. Said it was in a healthy position, and that any buy-out would take the buyer 6 years to cover the cost of the outlay.
BA, as a comparison, would take a buyer 8 years to pay off the capital outlay.
Maybe BA dropped the codeshare to pave the way for a merger?
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767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3410 times:
What sort of government restrictions might exist between the Spanish and British government from allowing this to happen? IB has been privatised for almost ten years now, but BA still is under some control by the government, correct?
Also, if anyone could possibly list the advantages to such "merger." I understand that KL is substantially smaller than IB, so therefore it made it easier for AF to 'incorporate" them into the fleet. KL's fleet type (consistent with AF's), KL's route structure, mostly international (outside of Europe) to increase the AF international dominance...etc.
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