Irish LCC Ryanair has urged German competition authority (Bundeskartellamt) and the European Union (EU) Commission to block the “stitch-up” between the German government, Lufthansa and airberlin to carve up airberlin’s assets, saying it excludes major competitors and ignores both competition and state aid rules. Airberlin filed for insolvency Aug. 15 after Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, which owns a 29.2% stake in airberlin, withdrew financial support. The German ...

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