Automatisk udkast

Læs os | Lyt til os | Se os | Tilslutte Live Events | Slå annoncer fra | Levende |

Klik på dit sprog for at oversætte denne artikel:

Afrikaans Afrikaans Albanian Albanian Amharic Amharic Arabic Arabic Armenian Armenian Azerbaijani Azerbaijani Basque Basque Belarusian Belarusian Bengali Bengali Bosnian Bosnian Bulgarian Bulgarian Catalan Catalan Cebuano Cebuano Chichewa Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Corsican Croatian Croatian Czech Czech Danish Danish Dutch Dutch English English Esperanto Esperanto Estonian Estonian Filipino Filipino Finnish Finnish French French Frisian Frisian Galician Galician Georgian Georgian German German Greek Greek Gujarati Gujarati Haitian Creole Haitian Creole Hausa Hausa Hawaiian Hawaiian Hebrew Hebrew Hindi Hindi Hmong Hmong Hungarian Hungarian Icelandic Icelandic Igbo Igbo Indonesian Indonesian Irish Irish Italian Italian Japanese Japanese Javanese Javanese Kannada Kannada Kazakh Kazakh Khmer Khmer Korean Korean Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kyrgyz Kyrgyz Lao Lao Latin Latin Latvian Latvian Lithuanian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Luxembourgish Macedonian Macedonian Malagasy Malagasy Malay Malay Malayalam Malayalam Maltese Maltese Maori Maori Marathi Marathi Mongolian Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Nepali Norwegian Norwegian Pashto Pashto Persian Persian Polish Polish Portuguese Portuguese Punjabi Punjabi Romanian Romanian Russian Russian Samoan Samoan Scottish Gaelic Scottish Gaelic Serbian Serbian Sesotho Sesotho Shona Shona Sindhi Sindhi Sinhala Sinhala Slovak Slovak Slovenian Slovenian Somali Somali Spanish Spanish Sudanese Sudanese Swahili Swahili Swedish Swedish Tajik Tajik Tamil Tamil Telugu Telugu Thai Thai Turkish Turkish Ukrainian Ukrainian Urdu Urdu Uzbek Uzbek Vietnamese Vietnamese Welsh Welsh Xhosa Xhosa Yiddish Yiddish Yoruba Yoruba Zulu Zulu

UK events industri: British Airways har aldrig været den bedste ven

Skrevet af editor

Events industry figures have shared price increase fears after British Airways chief executive Willie Walsh revealed hopes for further consolidation.

Events industry figures have shared price increase fears after British Airways chief executive Willie Walsh revealed hopes for further consolidation.

Walsh has identified 12 airlines as potential acquisition targets once British Airways and Iberia complete their merger this year after two years of negotiations.

BA and Iberia will continue to operate under their existing brands but will be owned by a new holding company, based in London, called International Airlines Group.

During the launch of a new long-haul aircraft in Mumbai, Walsh said the “ambition of International Airlines Group is to consolidate this industry further”.

CMM managing director Eamonn Hamilton said: “The concern would be competitive routes and we can only assume with less choice there is a greater propensity for cost of flights to go up on certain routes. That is obviously a negative.”

Motivcom divisional managing director Nigel Cooper agreed that mergers could lead to increased prices.

“If competition is diminished, so too could price sensitivity,” he warned.

Meanwhile, Institute of Travel and Meetings chief executive Paul Tilstone said there was a recognised need for consolidation in the aviation market and that could lead to less competitive rates, but added that mergers could have potential benefits for the corporate buyers through being able to negotiate better deals with a partner.

Business Visits and Events Partnership chairman Michael Hirst added: “BA has never been the best friend to the industry so the most important thing we would want to see coming out of this is recognition of the value of the business group traffic.”