Niki President Niki Lauda told ATWOnline in Vienna that he will remain in charge of the LCC following Air Berlin's move to increase its share to 49.9% and that the airlines will work together to create efficiencies that will allow them to compete with heavyweights Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines (ATWOnline, Feb. 18). AB this week announced a €21 million ($28.8 million) investment in an additional 25.9% share of Niki and another €40.5 million in loans, but Lauda said he was ...

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