Niki is expecting to announce a capital increase Thursday in order to strengthen its position against primary competitor Austrian Airlines, and Air Berlin said yesterday that it is "in advanced negotiations" regarding an increase of its 24% stake in the Austrian LCC. Local media reports suggested that new capital could come from either AB or a new investor and that AB is considering raising its stake to as much as 49%. Niki CEO Otmar Lenz said he could not comment when contacted by ...

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