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What will airline consolidation mean for Europes airport hubs


In issue #46 of Airport Investor Monthly, the effect of the ‘fusion’ of British Airways with Iberia on Barcelona Airport was considered. A similar fusion is anticipated between Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa. With Lufthansa powerful not only at its Frankfurt hub/base, but also at the quickly growing Munich Airport, only 400 km from Vienna and closer to parts of western Austria than the capital itself, might Flughafen Wien also be sidelined in any such agreement? [1072 words]

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  • Has been linked with other airlines when the going got tough
  • Outlook for both Swiss and Zurich Airport is positive
  • Everyone a winner - but would that be the case at Vienna?
  • AUA's west-east route mid-haul structure clashes with that of Lufthansa
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