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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="http://www.qantas.com.au/regions/dyn/home/qualifier-country-au">Qantas</A> is unclear after <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2008/12/18/320273/ba-qantas-end-merger-talks.html">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: Lessons learnt from Mexicana's demise

    News | 12 May 2014 11:50 | David Knibb

    ​The demise of Mexicana, one of Latin America’s oldest airlines, offers several lessons for other airlineshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Lessons-learnt-from-Mexicanas-demise-399135/
  • ​ANALYSIS: Low-cost model set for Central America

    News | 09 May 2014 14:53 | David Knibb

    Latin America has lagged behind other regions in terms of low-cost carrier penetration, but the business model is now spreading from Brazil, Colombia and Mexico to other countries – especially in Central America.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Low-cost-model-set-for-Central-America-398295/
  • 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.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Sydneys-airport-dilemma-397718/
  • 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.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Has-Emirates-Qantas-been-a-game-changer-397782/
  • ANALYSIS: Europe faces task of defining foreign 'control'

    News | 22 Apr 2014 10:19 | David Knibb

    The European Commission’s decision to investigate foreign control of several European airlines raises a number of questions. Potentially, some of them are profound.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Europe-faces-task-of-defining-foreign-control-398421/
  • ANALYSIS: Airlines face Latin markets currency crunch

    News | 21 Jan 2014 02:33 | David Knibb

    Foreign exchange woes are challenging airlines in some parts of Latin America, as inflation and currency devaluations in Brazil, Argentina and most critically Venezuela, are causing major headaches.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Airlines-face-Latin-markets-currency-crunch-395047/