BMI deal first off the blocks

December 2011
Airline Business;Dec2011, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports on the deal signed by International Airlines Group and Lufthansa to purchase British Midland International (BMI) in 2011. According to the aviation consultancy CTAIRA analyst Chris Tarry, BMI has long been an acquisition target for British Airways (BA), the parent of which is International Airlines Group. The author adds that the deal offers BA the chance to grow at London Heathrow in England through the addition of BMI slots at the airport.


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