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Old 4th Apr 2012, 18:33
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davidjohnson6
 
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I'm very much aware that this is all highly speculative armchair CEO stuff but I could see a benefit to merging Easyjet and Wizz given their common fleets and their networks having very little overlap - one has bases in eastern Europe while the other has bases almost entirely in western Europe (apologies to those who prefer the term 'central Europe').
Furthermore because Wizz is currently less than a quarter of the size of Easyjet, it's a relatively manageable mouthful to digest and unlikely to cause severe indigestion.

As to whether bilateral rights for non EU routes would permit this or whether competition regulators would OK this or even whether Easyjet could amass 50.1% of the shares (do Indigo still have a big holding ?) I have no idea. Finally there is the question as to what Stelios would think of a significant acquisition - particularly of an airline with a large orderbook

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