EU: Lufthansa’s offers over Air Berlin land short of runway

EU: Lufthansa’s offers over Air Berlin land short of runway

Deutsche Lufthansa has to do more to allay European Union concerns about its takeover of most of Air Berlin after offering concessions that won’t fully appease regulators, according to two people familiar with the process. Lufthansa would need to improve upon its offer to cede landing rights of Air Berlin’s Niki arm in order to […]

EU: Brussels questions purchase of Air Berlin by Lufthansa

EU: Brussels questions purchase of Air Berlin by Lufthansa

The European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, has stated assurances that the EU Executive is analyzing “very thoroughly” the acquisition of Air Berlin by Lufthansa, having detected “very serious” overlaps in the markets of both companies. “In the merger of Lufthansa and Air Berlin we are investigating the markets very thoroughly because we see very […]

EU: Lufthansa’s Air Berlin buy stirs up competition concerns

EU: Lufthansa’s Air Berlin buy stirs up competition concerns

Ryanair has vowed to refer Lufthansa’s deal to acquire some assets of bankrupt Air Berlin to the European Union competition authorities. The Irish carrier had previously described the possibility of a deal between the two German airlines as a “stitch up” intended to strengthen Lufthansa and late on Thursday, October 12, it announced it will […]