Emirates: “The route structures complement each other, with British Airways flying to places that Iberia doesn’t and vice versa, but complexity is the bugbear of our business and this merger looks rather too complex,” Maurice Flanagan, vice-Chairman. Source: Bloomberg, 06-Sep-2010.
Emirates expresses doubts about BA/Iberia merger
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