Austrian Airlines Group said it is "highly probable" that its deal with Lufthansa will be successfully concluded this month, or next month at the "latest,, following the European Commission's July 31 confirmation that it will approve the takeover (ATWOnline, Aug. 3). It also said there are "clear signals that a positive decision is forthcoming in the financial aid proceeding," which Lufthansa has said is a condition of its acquisition. "We welcome the positive signals we have received from ...

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