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British Airways & Iberia

Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:13 pm

Following further rumuors that Iberia have reached an agreement to merge with British Airways for 3.5 euros per share, I was curious to know of opinions on Airliners.Net with regards to their fleet, route and market position compatibility. Basically, would/will they make a good merge?

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RE: British Airways & Iberia

Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:16 pm

I think Iberia would complement BA perfectly, particularly as it has a strong South American network which BA does not. Other than on UK-Spain routes there is no overlap so sounds like a marriage made in heaven!
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RE: British Airways & Iberia

Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:40 pm

Hopefully BA won't go the same way with short-haul cutbacks as Iberia have...

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RE: British Airways & Iberia

Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:58 pm

BA would have to improve IB's service, I'm sure IB's employees wouldn't like that.
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RE: British Airways & Iberia

Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:45 pm

If this merger were to get the go-ahead where would that leave the other 'traditional' European carriers such as Alitalia, LH, Olympic, TAP etc. I guess some of these would have to work closer with one another or ultimately merge to stay competitive or else fall foul to the low cost carriers.
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RE: British Airways & Iberia

Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:26 pm

Alitalia is still vying to be part of the KLM-AF merger. Wasn't the Italian Government pushing ahead with plans to privatise it so that it could merge with the other carriers?
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RE: British Airways & Iberia

Thu Mar 18, 2004 4:40 am

And even though AF stated that the merger with KL did not contemplate AZ at the beginning, a three-way combination was possible down the road if certain conditions were met. I believe.
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