..someday I'll be rich.
Just some remarks from me:
laurens: True! In this case I believe easyjet really wants to acquire DBA. They obviouslyneed more time for due diligence, which seems ok, as DBA is, as I said before, an economic desaster. So that strategy might prove to be the right one. btw: in more than 70% of all cases where options are bought, the underlying transaction does not take place, mostly because of the findings of the ongoing due diligence.
capt. picard: Sorry if I offended you personally, but that's a little misunderstanding. That remark about Ryanair was not meant seriously. I was referring to the discussion about Hahn being a part of Frankfurt or not and so on.
Anyway, I do not think you're right about Ryanairs strategy: I've heard several times that they are indeed aiming to get business travellers, too. It really doesn't make sense NOT to do that, as the German market is too small to break it up into several parts that can be covered by different carriers.
In the end it would be lovely to have a no-frills carrier flying the major airports, because as a passenger it is rather useless to look at the airfare alone, you have to take into account the fare to get to distant airports and the time you are losing just to do that, too.
If easyjet or any carrier manages to do that, then LH and Ryanair will have a serious competition problem.
ryanair: the truth in your remark about the success of mergers goes way beyond aviation industry, believe me!
as for DBA being a total mess: yes, that's why easyjet will bring in own managers right now in order to start reorganizing while doing due diligence. That's a somewhat new concept but it sure makes sense!
Regards to everybody
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