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Walsh not for Govt-controlled airlines


MIKE KING

Walsh not for Govt-controlled airlines

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THE head honcho of British Airways has given the thumbs down to governments having controlling interests in airlines.
Chief executive officer of British Airways, Willie Walsh, told the DAILY NATION, that commercially owned airlines have proven to be more viable and efficient than those owned by government.
Walsh said it had been argued that islands in the Caribbean needed a government-owned airline to provide the service, but he was of the view there was no need for governments to be involved.
“I am personally against governments owning airlines because what you need is airlines operating in a truly commercial way. I have never seen a situation where government-owned and operated airlines are as efficient as commercial airlines.
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