Discussions about a potential three-way merger among German charter/low-cost carriers Condor, TUIfly and Germanwings failed following Thomas Cook Group's decision to withdraw. It "became clear that the opportunity was not attractive," Thomas Cook CEO Manny Fontenla-Novoa said (ATWOnline, Sept. 12). The company holds 75% of Condor (with Lufthansa holding the remainder) and said the carrier remains "a strong and profitable business with significant potential on a standalone basis." It said ...

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