International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh believes airline alliances would not exist if the aviation industry was not so restricted by ownership controls. “Alliances exist almost simply because we can’t pursue consolidation [because of] ownership control and regulations. If there were fewer restrictions, we would see more consolidation,” Walsh told ATW. IAG is the parent company of Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus, UK-based British Airways, Spain flag carrier ...

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