well, actually it´s not a merger, i believe LH holds only 24.9%. however, i´m not sure if these concessions made by LH and EW are to grant the codeshare arrangement on inner-german routes (still keeping up a certain amount of competetion in germany) or if it´s mainly about allowing LH to eventually take about 50% of EW... does someone has info on that?
EAE - European Air Express will take over some routes from Eurowings, f.e. MUC-DTM.
the "bundeskartellamt" has ordered LH and EW to freeze capacity and number of flights on some domestic routes and to give up some slots when requested by new entrants.
although this is from a quite reliable magazine, i don´t believe that LH is forced to open-up its miles&more programme to all german competitors, that would also mean to Deutsche BA. and if that was case, i think we would have heard of that.
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.