Lufthansa chief eyes up to 78 Air Berlin planes

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2017/09/21 | 335 words | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | AIR TRANSPORT

The chief of Germany's largest airline Lufthansa has said he hopes to buy up to 78 planes from bankrupt Air Berlin, dismissing fears the insolvency would grant him a near-monopoly over the skies.Top priority was "stabilising" the status of some 38 aircraft Lufthansa already "wet-leases" -- including their crews -- from the smaller firm, Lufthansa chief Carsten Spohr told journalists in Frankfurt on Wednesday evening."Wet-leasing" refers to airlines leasing aircraft from each other rather tha...(…)

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