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British Airways and Iberia Want to Make It a Threesome

September 7, 2010 at 10:36 AM | by | Comments (0)

British Airways is hungry, and the airline can only be satisfied by gobbling up other airlines. The old news from BA is that they're already working to join forces with Iberia, with the hope of getting things official by the end of this year. However, the newest addition is that the not-yet-combined airline is already looking at around 12 other airlines to acquire.

They might be interested in everything from Indian to Hong Kong carriers, but some of them are harder to consider buying than others, due to issues with the foreign ownership rules present in some countries. Those that aren’t subject to such regulations might be getting phone calls as soon as this week, so they better be willing to fly the Union Jack.

Everything is still speculative at this point, but the new British Airways-Iberia combination could be looking at American Airlines, LAN, Cathay Pacific, and even Qantas. With these new possible mergers and the pending deal between United and Continental, Delta better enjoy their title of the world’s largest airline while it lasts.

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