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  • What next for Qantas?

    <P>British Airways still has Iberia as a potential partner, but the next move for <A href="">Qantas</A> is unclear after <A href="">it&nbsp;broke off talks with BA about a merger</A>.</P> <P>Alan Joyce, the new chief executive of Qantas, has not retreated from his belief in the need for consolidation.&nbsp; He likens the current financial crisis to "a slow-moving earthquake" that is "accelerating the inevitable push to a new aviation world order".</P> <P>But Joyce was less enthused, per local reports, than Qantas chairman Leigh Clifford or former chief executive Geoff Dixon about a possible merger with BA. Joyce has not said why, but he could have concluded that BA offered Qantas little relief from its two biggest international challenges -- the Kangaroo route to Europe, and the Pacific route to the US.</P> <P>For years Qantas has been

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  • ANALYSIS: Why and how badly is liberalisation stalled?

    News | 10 Feb 2015 10:49 | David Knibb

    Eight years since the US-EU open-skies agreement ushered in what was heralded as a new era in liberalisation, the rhetoric has changed – and perhaps the reality has too.
  • ANALYSIS: ​Will precondition for antitrust immunity be relaxed?

    News | 18 Dec 2014 17:52 | David Knibb

    The US precondition of Open Skies before it will grant antitrust immunity is about to face a challenge.
  • ​ANALYSIS: Debate continues over regional subsidies

    News | 06 Oct 2014 10:10 | David Knibb

    Recent controversies in New Zealand and Australia highlight the debate over whether, how, and how much to subsidise regional air service.
  • ANALYSIS: ​Latin LCCs diverge on cross-border strategies

    News | 26 Aug 2014 12:00 | David Knibb

    Latin America’s seven low-cost carriers are spreading their wings, but each is following its own strategy with little in common with the others.
  • ANALYSIS: Sydney's airport dilemma

    News | 30 Apr 2014 12:28 | David Knibb

    Australia’s announcement of the site for Sydney’s second airport may end a decades-long debate, but it is only the first of many questions still facing one of the country’s most contentious projects.
  • ANALYSIS: Has Emirates-Qantas been a game-changer?

    News | 28 Apr 2014 01:00 | David Knibb

    ​Standfirst: A year after Emirates and Qantas launched their landmark alliance, it is still controversial.