|Quoting LHRFlyer (Reply 95):|
As IAG develops common standards for its fleet, it is feasible that the A380 could be moved between all IAG member airlines to meet demand peaks. Though, that could require some new ways of working between IAG airlines which have historically always had their own individual operations.
I think this could be where IAG is looking to go down the line. Having each airline with "its own" fleet but then perhaps having a "shared fleet" which can be short term allocated to suit seasonal demand as required to maximise overall group revenue/capacity mgmt.
The commonality of the A320/A330/A350 future deliveries are the start of that. Something that i dont think the AF/KLM or LH group ever implemented. The A380 example is merely an illustrative statement. (On paper EI could use an a380 on DUB-JFK for July-Aug....but probably only then,)