Lufthansa Reconsidering Its Decision To Cancel Agreement That Allows Condor Passengers To Use Lufthansa Feeder Flights As Part Of Their Journeys To Holidays Destinations
German airline Lufthansa is reconsidering its decision to cancel an agreement that allows passengers of smaller rival Condor to use Lufthansa feeder flights as part of their journey to holiday destinations, a spokesperson for the company has said.
German magazine Der Spiegel reported earlier, without citing sources, that EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager had complained to Germany about Lufthansa's decision to cancel the agreement.
"We weren't aware of how badly Condor is doing," the Lufthansa spokesperson said.
Lufthansa, which received a €9 billion government bailout last year, has previously said that the cancellation of the agreement, which would take effect in June this year, was necessary to prevent under-utilisation of its plane capacity.
Condor declined to comment.
A spokesperson for Germany's economy ministry declined to comment on the Der Spiegel report. The European Commission and Germany's Finance Ministry were not immediately available to Reuters for comment.