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Lufthansa: Increase in international airline mergers inevitable

Intercontinental Airline Mergers Lufthansa: Increase in international airline mergers inevitable

Cornelius Rahn

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, the German airline that acquired three European carriers last year, said industry mergers combining partners from different parts of the world will rise as companies seek ...

Passengers still annoyed with airlines

Airline Industry Irks Consumers Passengers still annoyed with airlines

Ted Reed

WASHINGTON - Once again, it's open season on airlines.

Would playing instant catch-up be wise for American Airlines?

American Airlines Would playing instant catch-up be wise for American Airlines?

ANDREA AHLES

In 2008, American Airlines was the largest airline in the U.S.

Airline mantra: Merge, fail, repeat

Airline Mergers Airline mantra: Merge, fail, repeat

Loren Steffy

Albert Einstein once defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Richard Anderson: Completing airline merger has become harder

Delta CEO On Airline Mergers Richard Anderson: Completing airline merger has become harder

Ted Reed

ATLANTA - Delta CEO Richard Anderson said it has become harder to complete an airline merger.

Flight attendants are pressing DOT to ensure American jobs are protected

Airline Industry Flight attendants are pressing DOT to ensure American jobs are protected

Flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA-CWA) at United Airlines, are pressing the DOT to ensure American jobs are protected when considering the ...

US Air CEO: Mergers needed in recession

Airline Industry US Air CEO: Mergers needed in recession

uk.reuters.com

The recession, which has eroded travel demand and punished U.S.

Mergers, fuel surcharges, open skies agreements - debate the future of flying

At The 2008 World Travel Market Airline Program Mergers, fuel surcharges, open skies agreements - debate the future of flying

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The airline industry continues to generate headline news; the 2008 World Travel Market Airline Program will explore the burning issues in a series of thought-provoking seminar sessions.

World airlines face harsh reality: consolidate or perish

Airline Industry World airlines face harsh reality: consolidate or perish

theage.com.au

Air New Qantas? Singapore Virgin? Air Tiger X? The idea of super carriers ruling the skies has been talked about almost as long as airlines have been around.

Why airline mergers don’t fly

View From A Pilot Why airline mergers don’t fly

Throughout the current debate about the future of the airline industry there has been one constant refrain: the airlines must cut capacity. Some analysts say the industry needs to cut so much ...

Airbus, Boeing And Airline Mergers Do airline deals favor Boeing or Airbus?

Among the assets US Airways would bring to a merger is one that its potential partner totally lacks - an aircraft order.

If United were to merge with US Airways, it would gain access to an ...

Pilot seniority takes a long time to work out

US Air CEO Pilot seniority takes a long time to work out

TEMPE, Ariz. — Few, if any, CEOs have been bigger boosters of airline consolidation than US Airways chief Doug Parker.
But Parker wonders if Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines apparent ...

Pilots’ battles over seniority play havoc with airline mergers

Airline Mergers Hassles Pilots’ battles over seniority play havoc with airline mergers

Merger talks between Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines have been held up for a couple of weeks while pilots at each carrier discuss how to combine their union seniority lists.

How long ...

Machinists union says it will oppose mergers

Airline Union Says It Opposes Mergers Machinists union says it will oppose mergers

NEW YORK - The union that represents baggage handlers and ticket agents at Northwest and other airlines says it will oppose any merger.

The International Association of Machinists says ...

Merger Worries Rise Airline changes may cut choices

Boston area air travelers could be in for some turbulence if the airline industry experiences a wave of consolidations, which appears inevitable.

Delta and Northwest airlines - both of ...

What China can learn from U.S. airline consolidation

Airline Mergers What China can learn from U.S. airline consolidation

The normally astute (and often erudite) BusinessWeek falters a tad in analyzing the value of the coming wave of airline mergers in the United States.

Priceline, Orbitz wary of airline M&A

Online Ado Priceline, Orbitz wary of airline M&A

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Online travel agents could feel the pinch from airline consolidation, as deals combining the largest U.S. carriers would shift the balance of power in the ticket-selling ...

JetBlue would gain from airline mergers, CEO says

JetBlue JetBlue would gain from airline mergers, CEO says

JetBlue Airways Corp. chief executive officer Dave Barger said airline mergers would benefit JetBlue and other U.S. carriers by limiting capacity.

"Consolidation would be very good for the ...

A Wave of matchups on deck for airlines?

Airlines A Wave of matchups on deck for airlines?

The Delta-Northwest combination inching toward completion would create a new world leader, leapfrogging American Airlines and the Air France-KLM tandem in passenger traffic, but would also likely ...

House panel chairman vows to fight airline mergers, hold hearings

Politics Of Airlines Mergers House panel chairman vows to fight airline mergers, hold hearings

The Democratic chairman of a key House committee pledged a vigorous effort to slow or stop, if possible, a proposed merger between Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) and rival carriers Northwest Airlines ...

Airline execs eye consolidation

Only Way To Go? Airline execs eye consolidation

PHOENIX — As U.S. airlines pressure each other with low fares, executives are keeping an eye on consolidation efforts as the one sure way to squeeze profits out of an industry plagued by sky ...

Honeymoon is over for new Delta CEO Anderson

Delta Air Lines Honeymoon is over for new Delta CEO Anderson

Many newly minted CEOs enjoy a brief honeymoon with their companies — a laid-back chance to kick the tires and look things over before really taking the wheel.

Not Delta Air Lines Chief ...

Airline mergers are for suckers

NWA, DAL Airline mergers are for suckers

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The theory at places like Delta is that airline mergers build stronger companies more likely to weather economic downturns. That does not take into account that a combination with a company like ...

Mergers benefit airlines; shame about the fliers

Airlines Meregers Mergers benefit airlines; shame about the fliers

Some corporate mergers have little effect on customers. But when big airlines merge, it changes life for travelers, leading to higher ticket prices, poorer service and maybe even a switch in the ...

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