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I don’t see the Qatar purchase of IAG shares as more than a defensive move , probably sparked by the probable reality of Aer Lingus being bought.
Put yourself in Qatari shoes. How do you protect your interests when a major competitor (IAG) influence grows to the point where that influence threatens your own growth and profit. My mind would be focussed on Etihads role after EI takeover and who forget the slots at LHR.
It would be nice, but don’t be surprised if BAs service enhancements continue unabated.