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BA and Qantas in merger talks

3 Dec 2008

British Airways has announced it is in talks about a possible merger with Qantas.The airline released the following statement yesterday: “In response to recent media speculation, British Airways Plc confirms that it is exploring a potential merger with Qantas Airways Limited via a dual-listed company structure. The discussions between British Airways and Iberia are continuing. There is no guarantee that any transaction will be forthcoming and a further announcement will be made in due course, if appropriate.”

Qantas issued a similar statement, adding that any transaction would “comply fully with Qantas’ obligations under the Qantas Sale Act and Australia’s international Air Services Agreements”.

BA currently has a Joint Services Agreement (JSA) with Qantas, covering routes between Europe, Asia and Australia. Both airlines are founding members of the Oneworld airline alliance.

For more information visit www.ba.com and www.qantas.com.

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