Lufthansa gets 81 airplanes of Air Berlin
Berlin, Germany - To announce the signature of the deal today at 12 was the CEO of Lufthansa Carsten Spohr
(WAPA) - By the end of the year eighty-one airplanes of Air Berlin and their crews will officially become of Lufthansa: the German flag carrier won most of the fleet of the low-cost airline in a bankruptcy crisis -among which the aircraft of Niki and Luftverkehrsgesellschaft Walter (LGW) carriers, both of them controlled by Air Berlin- by a figure that would amount to 210 million euros.
The signature of the deal today at twelve was announced by the CEO of Lufthansa Carsten Spohr. Together with the airplanes also three thousand of the 8500 employees of the company in crisis would move to the German flag carrier -that would also have the possibility to access the slots of Air Berlin in the Duesseldorf and Berlin-Tegel airports- while ground staff would be particularly badly affected.
The ongoing negotiation for the sale of other twenty-seven or thirty airplanes to the British airline easyJet would be instead uncertain.
Interviewed by the German media Spohr also made a statement on Alitalia: the Group that he represents would be interested to take part at talks for the purchase of the Italian airline only if there will be the conditions for a different Alitalia than the existing one.
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