kl911
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NW Can Veto KL/AF Merger, When And Why?

Sat Sep 27, 2003 4:01 am

NW has a veto right regarding the merger between KL and AF. But how, why and when can they use that and do you think they will do that?
 
bobnwa
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RE: NW Can Veto KL/AF Merger, When And Why?

Sat Sep 27, 2003 4:09 am

I'm not sure that NW has veto power but if they do, why would they want to veto the alliance? It will only be positive for them.
 
LJ
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RE: NW Can Veto KL/AF Merger, When And Why?

Sat Sep 27, 2003 4:35 am

Northwest has the right to veto agianst any alliance by KLM just as KLM has the right to veto against any alliance of Northwest for the comening X years (don't know the exact number of years. This is in their alliance agreement (at least according to their annual reports).
 
kl911
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RE: NW Can Veto KL/AF Merger, When And Why?

Sat Sep 27, 2003 6:15 am

So that means that NW can vote against because they loose AMS as a Hub ( CDG is taken by rival DL) and will no more have a European base.
 
CV990
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RE: NW Can Veto KL/AF Merger, When And Why?

Sat Sep 27, 2003 6:18 am


Hi!

I can understand that. AF have an alliance with DL and now merging with KL there is 2 US airlines to deal with. I don't know how possible will be to have DL and NW as partners, that's now quite interesting!
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ConcordeBoy
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RE: NW Can Veto KL/AF Merger, When And Why?

Sat Sep 27, 2003 6:32 am

I don't know how possible will be to have DL and NW as partners

DL and NW are already partners...
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CV990
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RE: NW Can Veto KL/AF Merger, When And Why?

Sat Sep 27, 2003 6:58 am


Hi!

Can you explain me with a little more detail that please?
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gigneil
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RE: NW Can Veto KL/AF Merger, When And Why?

Sat Sep 27, 2003 8:09 am

DL and NW are already extensive codeshare and route-planning partners, and NW will probably join Skyteam in no time.

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