Lufthansa to buy Air Ber­lin planes

The Hindu Business Line - - NEWS - PTI

Lufthansa Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Carsten Spohr said on Thurs­day the Ger­man car­rier will buy up more than half of the fleet of its bank­rupt com­peti­tor Air Ber­lin. The Frank­furt-based car­rier will sign a con­tract to buy 81 of Air Ber­lin’s 144 planes and take on 3,000 of its 8,500 staff, Spohr said to­day, the last day for bid­ders Lufthansa and Easy­jet to close their hoped-for deals. So far there has been no sign of an agree­ment be­tween Air Ber­lin and Easy­jet for the re­main­ing parts of the busi­ness.

REUTERS

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