Etihad and Lufthansa are preparing a joint conference
Etihad Airways and Lufthansa have reached a cooperation agreement!
According to some information that appeared on the site upinthesky.nl, Etihad Airways and Lufthansa officials are preparing a joint conference.
This is expected to take place on Wednesday, February 1, 2016, in Abu Dhabi. The conference would be attended by James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, and Carsten Spohr, Chief Executive of Lufthansa.
Etihad and Lufthansa
We remind you that Etihad and Lufthansa have entered into a codeshare agreement. In addition, Lufthansa has committed to take over 1 / 3 from the AirBerlin fleet all with crew. Etihad is the main shareholder in AirBerlin. At the same time, AirBerlin is withdrawing from routes where Lufthansa is a direct competitor.
Starting from these agreements, the press speculated on a merger between Lufthansa Etihad Airways. At the same time, there are rumors announcing important investments made by Lufthansa in Alitalia, another European airline where Etihad Airways is a principal shareholder. So far only speculation.
In any case, the agreement between Etihad Airways and Lufthansa leads to a consolidation of the Arab carrier in Europe. Together, the 2 large airlines can hold much of the aviation markets in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium and Serbia.