LTU brand will disappear after more than 50 years in the aviation industry. Founded in 1955, the Dusseldorf-based carrier was acquired by Air Berlin last year (ATWOnline, Aug. 9, 2007). "It is easier to concentrate on a single brand, Air Berlin," CEO Joachim Hunold told German magazine Wirtschaftswoche. The change will not be immediate as some bilateral agreements, like those with Mexico and Thailand, still require aircraft to wear the LTU livery. "But in the near time future, there will be ...

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