The merger of Sterling of Denmark and Maersk Air, the airline unit of the Danish A.P. Moeller-Maersk Group, if consummated, will create Europe's fourth-largest low-fare airline behind Ryanair, easyJet and Air Berlin. It also would lead to much-needed rationalization in Scandinavia's airline sector, which is home to several low-fare carriers including Norwegian, Fly Nordic and Snowflake. Currently, some 64 airlines serve Copenhagen in a home market of fewer than 10 million. The new owner of ...

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