The European Commission (EC) has cleared Lufthansa’s planned takeover of airberlin subsidiary LGW, as a decision on the sale of NIKI nears. The EC said Dec. 21 that further concessions proposed by Lufthansa enabled it to approve the deal, and that it considers the deal to have limited negative competitive effects. The EC said Lufthansa agreed to relinquish slots at constrained Dusseldorf Airport, where it will only add slots sufficient for the operation of two additional ...

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