I'm new here and this is my first post. Please forgive me if I sound a little naive. After reading this article (http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/1171980/1/.html), I was wondering if it may be better to have a consolidated European Airlines, perhaps two or three major European carriers compared to numerous different national carriers.
This idea stemmed from my understanding that in the States, there have been mergers of major airlines in the past few years. Additionally, since the EU is an economic and political union with their own currency, can it work with an airline as well? It might also help streamline organisation and reduce redundancy in routes to tackle competition from LCC.
I don't mean to reduce the entire variety of national carriers into one airline, but perhaps two or three European carriers. This will allow for competition and innovation even at the business and first level.
Just a random thought which compelled me to join as a a.netter.