I should like to remind Canucklad and Simon1 that we are talking about an IAG takeover of EI not a BA takeover. There is a big difference.
There would be four hubs.
BA at LHR
EI at Dublin
Iberia/Iberia Express at Madrid
Vueling at Barcelona…
…. as well as subsidiary airports.
Each would have its own role and market. The secret would be how each would feed the other.
As Alex states more power to my argument.