Europe OKs Lufthansa Takeover Of Brussels Airlines

Law360, New York (June 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Deutsche Lufthansa AG has been given the go-ahead to snag SN Brussels Airlines after overcoming the reservations of European Union competition regulators, a decision that will see the regional carrier join Lufthansa's growing stable of carriers by the end of June.

Lufthansa made enough concessions to win the European Commission's approval of the once-doubtful merger, the EC said in a statement issued Monday. In addition to the newly acquired Brussels-based regional carrier, Lufthansa also controls Zurich-based Swiss International Air Lines and was cleared to purchase United...
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