Lufthansa granted interested airlines access to bmi's books as it considers the fate of the UK carrier, which it was forced to acquire when Chairman Michael Bishop exercised his put option last December (ATWOnline, June 23). Sources told both The Times and Dow Jones that British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Flybe and carriers in the US, East Asia and the Middle East have signed confidentiality agreements and expressed interest in bmi or its assets. Lufthansa has not decided definitively ...

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