Following airberlin’s Aug. 15 bankruptcy filing, Lufthansa will start negotiations with the company’s newly appointed administrator Lucas Flöther and CEO Thomas Winkelmann on Aug. 18 to discuss the targeted takeover of a large number of assets. Lufthansa is looking mainly at aircraft and airport slots, but has also shown an interest in buying airberlin’s Austrian subsidiary FlyNiki. According to senior industry sources, these talks could lead to a preliminary ...

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