Lufthansa is offering to pay 200 million euros ($239 million) to buy Air Berlin. It also prepared to pay up to 100 million euros to meet operating costs to keep the airline going in the interim, newspaper Bild am Sonntag (BamS) said on Sunday.
On Thursday Air Berlin’s creditor committee said it would talk to Lufthansa and Britain’s EasyJet as possible buyers for the carrier’s aviation business, giving three weeks for negotiations. Sources familiar with the matter believes that the bid of Lufthansa covers Air Berlin, its leisure airline Niki and regional subsidiary Luftfahrt Gesellschaft Walter.
But Lufthansa itself has only said it has made an offer for parts of Air Berlin !!
BamS also said its sources had said, next week Air Berlin would have to return planes used on its long haul routes to two companies it leases aircraft from.
Bild am Sonntag (BamS) is the largest-selling German national Sunday newspaper published in Berlin, Germany.