Seventeen months after taking over Swiss International Air Lines as part of the AirTrust joint venture, Lufthansa last week announced it will acquire all remaining shares in the carrier effective July 1. LH partnered in AirTrust with the Almea Foundation, which was founded by Swiss majority shareholders. AirTrust held the entirety of Swiss as of January 2006 (ATWOnline, Jan. 23, 2006). Since then, the integration of the two airlines "has been realized quicker and more successfully than ...

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