Guys, sooner or later we will have new company scenario here in Europe. Our Airlinesystem in Europe is still based on the idea that every big or little country loves to keep its identity and independence based on a national carrier.
Most of the European Airlines from smaller Countries are for sure a way to big for their home markets surviving somehow with operating international hubs at their homebases. The rumor on a possible LH
-OS merger is around since years. It may get intensified as the new LH
CEO came from Austria some decades ago.
All mergers with Lufthansa, LH
-SAS or LH
-OS or even all three together, with the next canditate LOT, and with Frankfurt, Munich and in the future Berlin as LH
hubs in the background will mean the end of international hub operations on the airports in this countries. This fact does for sure not please local economical interests and so i doubt that this will happen in the near future.