Lufthansa set to sign Air Berlin deal today, says CEOStaff Writer | October 12, 2017
Lufthansa will sign a deal on Thursday to buy parts of insolvent Air Berlin, Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr said.
Airline Air Berlin has struggled to turn a profit
Spohr said on Thursday he expected Lufthansa’s imminent deal with Air Berlin would get European Union approval by the end of the year.
EasyJet, which has a base at Berlin’s Schoenefeld airport, has been discussing acquiring 27 to 30 planes, though a media report earlier this week said talks could fail. ■