Tobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 716 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1657 times:
as announced earlier this year (discussed here: Air Berlin To Top Up Niki Share (by Tobias2702 Feb 16 2010 in Civil Aviation)), AB topped up its share in Austrian HG from 24 to 49.9 percent. Press release:
The additional shares were bought from the Lauda foundation, with an option for acquiring the remaining shares in 3 years. Thus, Niki will be absorbed into the AB group, with the brand "will continue to exist in the foreseeable future".
edit: another one of Austria's airlines in German hands...
[Edited 2010-07-05 06:53:15]
PA, AF, UK, BA, AB, DL, LH, FR, BD, A3, EZY, DY //// A319/320/346, B733/735/73G/738/744/763, AT4, 146, CR2, DH4