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European Consolidation?  
User currently offlineWolfpacker From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 354 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 969 times:

As consolidation continues in the US, how many airlines based in Europe can be supported today and in the future? What kind of consolidation do you think there will be?

Here are the current european airlines.
AF
SN
LH
BA
ES
KL
SR
AZ
SK
VS
TP
Finnair
IcelandAir

Who have I missed?

Regards


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User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 948 times:

We've seen smaller carriers merge in Europe, but there's way too much politics and national pride to see a major European carrier to merge with another one anytime soon.

User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 927 times:

exactly.
we´ve gotta keep in mind that europen consists of so many countries whereas the United States is just one country.
i could imagine consolidation between airlines of one and the same country like the merger between iberia and air europa which was called off at the very last second. but i don´t see any major transborder transactions in the near future. just MHO.

rgds
daniel



If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
User currently offlineWolfpacker From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 906 times:

I can understand the national pride for your own airline. I just think it is a waste of money and resources to have so many airlines.

Then again I could be missing something.


User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 890 times:

it´s not about something like national pride what i´m talking about, i can assure you.
i´m sick of all this national pride, birthplace-patriotism thing.  Wink/being sarcastic
why is it that it´s such a waste of money and resources?
many airlines with smaller fleets or a few airlines with the combined fleets? of course, there are certainly some duplicated routes and so a few airplanes could be laid off. but there are so many different countries and cultures and the airlines fly their home culture around the world, they bring the country to other countries, it´s somekind of a worldwide representative. i´m sure that the flag carriers will remain but the smaller carriers will somehow experience consolidation.
don´t forget that at the moment consolidation takes place mainly in the usa which is just one country with 5+ major airlines. and all the european countries only have one major carrier.

rgds
daniel



If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
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