Tobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 737 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2253 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