VHTJE From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 399 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3509 times:
Bloomberg are reporting that WW said that BA could revive plans for a tie-up with QF using its merger with IB "as a template".
The report does not say why he said this; in fact it cites a few reasons why any merger shouldn't go ahead (political backlash in Australia, unequal financial positions of each airline, etc) plus adds the inevitable analyst's view.
Qantas and BA/BOAC/Imperial Airways have had some sort of tie up with each other since the 1930s. This has included shareholding of up to 50% (thats why when the name changed from Q.A.N.T.A.S. it was to Qantas Empire Airways.) and various other agreements.
I fully expect that some sort of merger will take place in the future involving QF/BA/IB/AA. When, how who knows?
Jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8851 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3197 times:
A BA-Qantas merger would be a great Anglo-Aussie airline. With all the competition from the middle east airlines Qantas & BA ned to do something to retain the market share they have on the Kangaroo Route. A merger would make it a bigger company even if most of the efficiency are already in place since the two have had a joint venture for years.
The combination of Iberia, BA and Qantas would be a formidable combination. It would even be greater if AA were to joined them.