WW "airlines to go bust"

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Old Sep 24, 13, 10:03 pm
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WW "airlines to go bust"

So WW has a view on what may happen this winter...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/bu...s-8835004.html

Do the well travelled members of this board agree? I was certainly shocked and saddened to see Malev go under.

Any ideas which airlines Mr Walsh may have in mind?
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Old Sep 24, 13, 10:32 pm
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I wouldn't be surprised to see SK go under. Though they'll probably be taken over by LH like Swiss was.
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Old Sep 24, 13, 10:36 pm
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I think that it is a great approach to try and get editorials published that suggest other airlines will go out of business to try and scare people away from booking on them and well done for helping to spread the BA propoganda
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Old Sep 24, 13, 10:50 pm
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Doesn't mean he isn't right.

He is also right about the visa requirements scaring tourists away who rather go to the Schengen area. This whole UK border protection paranoia is more than annoying. Silly waiting times for ineffective checks. No wonder the Chinese rather go to France.
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Old Sep 25, 13, 1:10 am
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I've been following the fate of Cityjet closely, it seems the german take-over is stalled, I wouldn't be surprised to see it sold off in pieces .

Olympic must be allowed to merge with Aegean surely?
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Old Sep 25, 13, 1:22 am
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Originally Posted by dnajockey View Post
I've been following the fate of Cityjet closely, it seems the german take-over is stalled, I wouldn't be surprised to see it sold off in pieces .

Olympic must be allowed to merge with Aegean surely?
I knew city jet was in trouble but who was planning to take it over?
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Old Sep 25, 13, 1:25 am
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It's very hard to compete with 'state(oil)-funded' airlines that are doing the rounds recently.
They are not under any shareholder pressure or have to apply to certain EU regs.
It may be good for the consumer in the short term as competitive rules come into play but it does also make the playing field unlevel
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Old Sep 25, 13, 1:44 am
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Originally Posted by browserden View Post
I knew city jet was in trouble but who was planning to take it over?
Introavaition, but the deal was supposed to be finished in August, they are still "talking" but no longer exclusively.
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IMO the WW list includes

1, Alitalia as he suggested
2, Scandinavian (although the crisis is fading)
3, Croatia (apparently the government want to sell)
4, Olympic (its fate is on the hand of European bureaucratic)
5, belle air
6, flybe
7 cityjet as others have mentioned.
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Old Sep 25, 13, 2:07 am
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Fly be phoned me earlier this week. They have reduced flights from Inverness to gatwick from 3 flights to 2 and changed the aircraft from an emb 195 to an emb 175. A big reduction in seats. They have also sold their gatwick slot holding to easy jet
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Old Sep 25, 13, 2:18 am
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Originally Posted by chongcao View Post
IMO the WW list includes

1, Alitalia as he suggested
2, Scandinavian (although the crisis is fading)
3, Croatia (apparently the government want to sell)
4, Olympic (its fate is on the hand of European bureaucratic)
This is basically a list of EU's weakest airlines so it's hardly surprising.
That being said, AZ has done a rather remarkable job of turning itself around.
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I read the thread title and thought, surely that's old news. bmibaby went bust last year.
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If flybe is on the WW list that's quite a problem for IAG !



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Old Sep 25, 13, 3:05 am
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
If flybe is on the WW list that's quite a problem for IAG !
Might be good news for bmi regional though - soon to be renamed to just bmi

Originally Posted by adl73x View Post
I read the thread title and thought, surely that's old news. bmibaby went bust last year.
It didn't, it was gracefully shut down. Goodbye to the airline that caused confusion to the bmi brand. Some of the press didn't know the difference to bmi and bmibaby never mind the public.

I don't know what the fees were like near the end, but when I looked a few years ago bmibaby had fees that gave Ryanair a run for their money (this was before Ryanair launched their boarding pass reissue fee).
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Old Sep 25, 13, 3:06 am
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
I think that it is a great approach to try and get editorials published that suggest other airlines will go out of business to try and scare people away from booking on them and well done for helping to spread the BA propoganda
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