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Old 14th May 2020, 08:26
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
Without some licencing protection or PSO support, would they not run the risk of having their successful routes cherry-picked by larger operators with economy of scale?
There is nobody to pick that up, especially not on slim routes like Birmingham that BE previously only operated once per day. It's possible in the longer term like I said, but that would be the only benefits of openskies. OS could also hinder a new operator.

Originally Posted by GROUNDHOG View Post
Pretty slim but how about the possibility of the Government nationalising one or more bankrupt carriers to create a new state airline?
I doubt that'll happen. Much better to start with a clean sheet.
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