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Old November 13, 2009, 12:47 AM
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Can somebody please translate this? I can't quite understand the si bien. (News item on merger of BA and Iberia). Thanks.

Dispondrán de dos bases muy modernas (la T-4 de Barajas y su prima arquitectónica, la T-5 de Heathrow), si bien mientras no se añada una tercera pista en el aeropuerto de Londres sólo Madrid permite un fuerte crecimiento.
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"si bien" = aunque

They will have (or be) two quite modern bases (T-4 from Barajas and its architectural "cousin", T-5 from Heathrow), though just (only?) Madrid will allow a great growth until there isn't added a third landing strip in London airport.

Well, more or less
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Si bien means ahora bien = However
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They will have (or be) two quite modern bases (T-4 from Barajas and its architectural "cousin", T-5 from Heathrow), though just only Madrid will allow a great much growth until there isn't added a third landing strip runway is added in the London airport.
"Landing strip" connota una pista muy primitiva para aviones pequeños. Si es de hormigón es "runway".

"mientras no X" -> "until X".
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Old November 13, 2009, 03:12 AM
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Ah ha. So si bien mientras no = although until

Many thanks everyone
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