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Exclusive - EU set to approve easyJet purchase of parts of Air Berlin: sources


By Foo Yun Chee and Alistair SmoutBRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - British budget airline easyJet is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval to buy parts of failed German peer Air Berlin, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.EasyJet will take on some of Air Berlin's operations at Tegel airport in the German capital for around 40 million euros ($47 million). It will also take on leases for up to 25 A320 aircraft, and about 1,000 of Air Berlin's pilots and cabin crew.The move will allow easyJet to further bolster its position in the German capital, notably against Ireland's Ryanair ...

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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 17:17 IST