Air Berlin, Germany's second-biggest carrier after Lufthansa, said yesterday that it will take over 100% of dba, the country's No. 3 airline. The contract was signed late Wednesday in Munich by dba owner Hans Rudolf Woehrl and Air Berlin CEO Joachim Hunold after several weeks of secret negotiations and is subject to approval from competition authorities. Dba acquired LTU German Airlines just two months ago (ATWOnline, June 12) and that carrier is expected to follow its new parent under the ...

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