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Airlines: EU takes aim at takeovers

While consolidation of the European airline industry seems to be the inevitable direction of history, the EU (but not only the EU) seems intent on strictly checking any potential infringement of competition and thus protecting the consumer. The first...

Air France-KLM and SAS: what to expect next?

Air France-KLM's acquisition of a stake in SAS is unlikely to change anything in the short term, and even in the long term there are a number of grey areas. Since the deal was announced, customers of both airlines...

Towards a new balance of power in European airline industry? Yes and no.

There's a lot of talk that the consolidation underway will totally change the European air transport landscape, with a new balance of power. In practice, this is true, but there are many nuances to consider. With IAG buying Air Europa,...

SAS and Etihad announce code-share agreement: a coincidence?

SAS and Etihad have just announced a code-sharing and reciprocal benefits agreement for their loyalty programs, the timing of which can only be questioned. SAS and Etihad share code SAS and Etihad will share their codes, so that the Scandinavian airline's...

Consolidation of European airlines and takeover of TAP: beware of panic buys

As expected, the European sky is consolidating, and the European majors seem to be in a buying frenzy. Even if it means getting into mischief? ITA before yesterday, SAS yesterday, TAP tomorrow and who knows what the day after?...

Air France-KLM to acquire stake in SAS Scandinavian Airlines

It's the surprise announcement of the week: Air France-KLM is about to take a 19.9% stake in SAS with a view to an industrial and commercial partnership. An announcement that naturally raises many questions about the outcome of this...

Ben Smith: how has his five-year tenure at Air France-KLM fared?

Five years after his appointment as head of Air France-KLM, Ben Smith's assessment is extremely positive, especially given the events he has had to deal with. But that shouldn't blind us to the fact that there is still room...

Privatization of TAP: it will be in 2024. But with whom?

Consolidation in the European airline sector continues with the announced privatization of TAP, which is due to take effect in 2024. With Lufthansa Group, Air France-KLM and IAG all vying for the win. It has long been known that...

Lufthansa acquires stake in ITA in a moderate enthusiasm

The Alitalia / ITA psychodrama may finally be over, with the announcement that Lufthansa has taken a stake in the company, which should lead to a full takeover in the next few years. But not everyone is so enthusiastic,...