|Quoting PM (Reply 1):|
My own hunch would be SN Brussels. They have a good and underused airport at Brussels; BA have already tried to buy Sabena (along with KLM a decade ago); SN Brussels is apparently profitable; it has several routes into UK regional airports already; it has a small but complementary African route network for BA to acquire; it's associated with BA's OneWorld partner, AA; it may have a hard time surviving outside one of the big groups.
|Quoting FlyCaledonian (Reply 6):|
The death today of BA President Emeritus, and former Chairman, Lord King of Wartnaby, has reminded me how he pursued plans for BA to acquire or merge at various points with United, Continental, KLM and Sabena, all ultimately unsuccessful.
|Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 2):|
SN Brussels would be a good bet, small enough not to trigger any serious anti-trust opposition, with a complementary route system and an under-utilised hub in Europe's capital city.
|Quoting Avek00 (Reply 9):|
A BA merger with most any airline will meet serious opposition from the USA. At a minimum, the acquired carrier would likely lose its rights to the USA once it became a British person.
|Quoting IADLHR (Reply 11):|
The reason the KL/AF merger did not meeet opposition from the US reulatory authorities is that both France and the Nehterlands had openskies with the US.
|Quoting PM (Reply 10):|
Anyway, in the case of SN Brussels, I don't believe they fly to the States. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
|Quoting IADLHR (Reply 11):|
PM, The reason the KL/AF merger did not meeet opposition from the US reulatory authorities is that both France and the Nehterlands had openskies with the US.
|Quoting IADLHR (Reply 14):|
I also think that the time has come when the US is holding the upper hand and complete deck of cards regarding this mattter.
|Quoting Sydscott (Reply 16):|
|Quoting AAmd11 (Reply 18):|
would it be best for BA to move soon, and scrap plans to get Vex and SN on the same operating certificate, instead bringing them onto the BA certificate at the same time?
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