My wording may have been too narrow minded.
"As for BA
, I would prefer Swiss to be sold to them as LH
would drastically reduce traffic out of ZRH
! Now that the airport is supposed to be the hub for Swiss this would also mean a drastic reduction in aircraft and crews!"
What I meant to say was; should LH
acquire Swiss then why have Swiss flights out of ZRH
when Stuttgart and Munich, big airports, are in such close proximity and can handle the extra traffic and keep their airports busy.
decide to acquire Swiss then it would be expected that the Swiss fleet and staff would be reduced.
I did not know about LH
being privatized a few years ago. But then here is my question? Seeing as the German LH
has no ties to the political arena then why all the fuss by the German government regarding the airspace around ZRH
. They have nothing to gain....or do they?
As for the fact you mentioned that "Fact is: Politics and some completely moronic patriotism should have no say in business, aviation is business, it's all about money and there is a probability that LH
, should they acquire it, would liquidate Swiss if it doesn't pay out." I would have a few comments regarding this.
First, in my opinion it is ALL
about politics nowadays....especially when it concerns flag carriers! Unfortunately patriotism does play a role as Unique pointed out
Second: aviation is business, correct but how do you answer for the Boeing subsidies and the Airbus backing by governments?
As for the liquidation I could not agree more, common sense really.
I do not want to stray too far from the thread it was just I deemed necessary to answer your comments, thanks