23-Nov-2009 11:41 AM

British Airways would now consider merger with Qantas

British Airways CEO Willie Walsh said he would reconsider a combination with Qantas following the recent announcement of the British carrier's plans to merge with Iberia (Financial Times, 23-Nov-2009). However, there is still strong resistance at a political level in Australia. Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, recently announced that there would be no consideration of a BA merger in the near future.