Talk of a possible bid for Iberia continued to soar in the wake of last week's approval of the EU-US open skies agreement, with Texas Pacific Group--a member of Airline Partners Australia and among those shortlisted to bid for Alitalia--added to the list of potential suitors that already includes British Airways, Lufthansa and an unnamed Spanish investment fund. Iberia issued a statement last week saying there was "no agreement with, no offer from, and no proposal by any third party." ...

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