LTU932 From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2006, 14297 posts, RR: 46 Posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4233 times:
Don't know if this has been posted before, but here it goes. Seems like Hans Rudolf Wöhrl, majority stake owner of LT, is considering a merger of LT with with DE. He said that he would like to see his company merge with rival DE, which is currently majority owned by the KarstadtQuelle Group. The negotiations between him and KarstadtQuelle have already made progress. If a merger was to happen, the new combined aircraft would become the second biggest German airline, behind LH.
MD 11 From Germany, joined Sep 1999, 196 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3950 times:
I would prefer a merger between Air Berlin and LTU: Air Berlin has no long-haul-flett, LTU has, so these merger would make sense. Condor and LTU? I am not sure...
One little correction: With the merger of Condor and LTU, this new airline would not become, as stated, the second largest carrier in Germany. Air Berlin would be bigger (Passengers Air Berlin 15,7 Mio.; Passengers Air Berlin+dBA 19,7 Mio. Passengers; Condor and LTU: 10,6 Mio (figures for 2005). Fleet (2006): Air Berlin + dBA: 73; Condor + LTU: 62)
So this information from Focus is not correct! Not very good work for such a magazine!