As the deadline neared in September for bids to acquire parts of airberlin’s short-haul business, who will own what was far from clear. But Europe’s LCCs and leisure carriers, including UK LCC easyJet, Thomas Cook Group and Germany’s Condor and TUIfly, scrambled to express interest in airberlin, highlighting how much the region’s commercial aviation landscape has changed.  LCCs—notably Ryanair—are also among those interested in acquiring assets of ...

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