Lufthansa intends to use its call option and purchase the 50%-plus-one-share stake in bmi held by Chairman Michael Bishop, CFO Stephan Gamkow told the dpa news agency last week without providing further details. LH holds 30%-minus-one-share in the UK carrier, with the remaining stake held by SAS, which intends to divest (ATW, April 2008). Gemkow said LH still has no interest in Alitalia, but it does see a future in the Italian market. Yesterday the German carrier announced the signing of an ...

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