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now that ba/aa are off, what about klm/ba?

Old 29th Jan 2002, 02:30
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Post now that ba/aa are off, what about klm/ba?

let me refer you to an article....

. .STOCKWATCH KLM rises as BA, AA tie-up failure sparks KLM, BA merger rumours. .AMSTERDAM (AFX) - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines shares were more than 6 pct higher in morning trade on speculation KLM may renew merger talks with. .British Airways PLC after BA and AMR Corp's American Airlines said they will not accept the conditions for approval of their proposed. .trans-atlantic alliance imposed by the US Department of Transportation,. .analysts said.

At 10.17, KLM shares were 0.85 higher at 14.41, while the AEX index was up 4.65 points at 408.01.

"Rumours will enter the market in the coming days about a possible alliance (merger) between KLM and British Airways now the proposed alliance. .between BA and American Airlines has come to a standstill," said analysts at SNS Securities.

The main reason to block an alliance between BA and KLM would be the dominant position on the Atlantic route if BA had signed an alliance with. .AA, they said, adding that the biggest constraints for a merger now are the. .bilateral agreements between countries.

"In our view a merger is still not realistic but an increased cooperation between both airlines has become more realistic," the analysts. .said.


. .considering that nows a great time for ba to merge with another airline, what are the chances of ba/klm?

this would give a cash injection to ba, more cost cutting exercises from so called synergies etc...
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One of the main reason that thr recently announced KL/BA codesahre is so limited and for only 6 months is the lack of UK/US openskies. The Dutch and KLM do not want to enter into anything that would jeopardize the US/Dutch openskies and the KL/NW antitrust immunity in the US. The problem still is the lack of openskies in the UK. Until this matter is resolved, BA will not be able to do much in the US, with another US carrier and a great many airlines, airports and countries in europe. Talk about isolationism!!! There must be openskies---pure and simple. PERIOD!!!
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