British Airways will soon renew merger talks with Dutch rival KLM KLM), the Independent on Sunday reported, without citing sources. Talks between the airlines broke apart in 2000. Meanwhile, BA is in talks with German tourism operator Tui to sell its Deutsche BA subsidiary it unsuccessfully tried to sell to EasyJet, the Financial Times said on Monday.
<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by mike turnbull: It seems that BA are keen for KLM to join OW...but cite major stumbling blocks.What would they be ?..apart from NW etc.</font>
Lots actually. There are competition issues, pricing, landing rights, control over the company, national identity, different standards of service, aviation regulations, etc..