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BA And Finnair Seeks Antitrust Immunity  
User currently offlineThe Ticketor From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 434 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1005 times:

BA has applied to the EC (European Commission) for antitrust immunity for a joint venture with fellow oneworld partner Finnair.

It is not clear which routes would fall under this joint venture, but flights between Finland and UK are not included. It would most likely include Finnair's flights from its "minihub" at Stockholm Arlanda, where Star member SAS has a big presence.

BA is also seeking to strenghten its ties to oneworld member Iberia, and antitrust immunity has been disscussed.

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User currently offlineParra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 971 times:

I never like the sound of these deals. It's hardly necessary for BA to be protected from SAS.

User currently offlineHagi From Finland, joined Jun 1999, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 960 times:

I don't like this deal, either. It may mean Finnair eventually becoming BA's subsidiary (if the Finnish state is to let go of its shares in the company, that is).

- Hagi


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 949 times:

I think now is a good time to ask what is meant by "anti-trust" immunity?

Is there really a feeling out there that BA ultimately want to absorb Finnair under the BA brand? Surely this is just strengthening cooperation for Oneworld customers' benefit?


User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 938 times:

I hope that this only will be strengthening the cooperation within OneWorld, not that BA will make AY to another sudsidary.

GOT



Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 935 times:

I hope that this only will be strengthening the cooperation within OneWorld, not making AY to a BA subsidary.

GOT



Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineG-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 923 times:

I think it will be a bit like the BA/QANTAS co-opertation based in Singapore.BA pulled out of most of Australia but still 'flies' there because BA passengers change to a QANTAS flight at changi.So I think Oneworld will use Finnair to get a share of the star alliance traffic in the Nordic regions and Russia.I hear that Finnair has very good services to Russia.

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