Germany's news in English

Editions:  Europe · Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Virgin talking with Lufthansa over BMI

Share this article

Virgin talking with Lufthansa over BMI
Photo: DPA
17:14 CET+01:00
British airline Virgin Atlantic said on Wednesday that it was in talks with German rival Lufthansa over the future of British low-cost carrier BMI.

"Virgin Atlantic can confirm that it is holding talks with Lufthansa regarding the future of BMI," Virgin said in a statement.

"These discussions may or may not lead to an agreement and a further announcement will be made in due course."

Lufthansa announced in late October that it had agreed to take over BMI by eventually raising its stake in the British airline to 80 percent. However Virgin Atlantic, led by British tycoon Richard Branson, had previously expressed a desire for a tie-up with BMI.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

Four ways to lower your rent in Germany

It’s often expats in Germany who find themselves paying unduly high rent, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a better deal - even if you’ve already signed your tenancy agreement.