Air Berlin, Germany's second-biggest carrier, said that the German Federal Cartel Office approved its acquisition of LTU "without any restrictions." AB reached a deal in March to buy LTU for €140 million and assume €200 million of the company's debt (ATWOnline, March 28). AB CEO Joachim Hunold said it was "regrettable that this process took so long" and that "synergies could not be exploited during this year as planned. We were not able to adjust summer flight timetables of both ...

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