From a few months there are rumors about this issue. Also in 2002 LH
made an attempt to start talks with IB
. The BA
's response was increasing code-share agreements with IB
had a negotiation in 1995 as well just before Star Alliance was founded ...but they (specially LH
) broke off negotiations
It's true IB
too-- have complementary networks but is true IB
is right now an one
world member and it's logic IB
continues being an OW
An hypothetical IB
-LH merger could means a disorder at Madrid Int' Airport as I don't think BA
are agree to leave from T-4 to T1/T2
Also ...what happend with both, SAS & Spanair? I'm sure SAS will do a veto in Star to this movement or they don't will allow IB
join Star Alliance.
I believe the most intelligent thing is IB
gets a good agreement with BA
in order to do a great merger.
|Quoting WINGS (Reply 5):|
I would seriously look into the possibility of LH buying a stake in Tap Portugal, rather then focus on Iberia. Tap Portugal is expected to begin it's privatisation in late 2007 or early 2008.
could be interested in TP
, ...but LH
does prefer IB
if they need to choose.
is the solely non-south american carrier which serves 3 or 4 destinations in N.E. Brazil, but that's all.
has a great value because its network in LatinAmerica including GIG
has a great network inside Brazil but in LatinAmerica TP
flies only Brazil and Venezuela.