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Ryanair bids for rival Aer Lingus again

The budget airline Ryanair has launched another attempt to buy its biggest Irish rival Aer Lingus.

Marriott says takeover of EDITION Hotel Waikiki illegal

BETHESDA, Md.- The takeover of the EDITION Hotel Waikiki early Sunday morning by the hotel's owner and affiliated partners was illegal and a blatant violation of Marriott's contractual agreement with

LAN’s takeover of Brazilian Tam possible this year

Chilean airline LAN's takeover of Brazil's TAM could be completed by the end of this year, chief operating officer Ignacio Cueto said.

UK tourism industry poised for Middle Eastern takeover

Some of the United Kingdom’s most high-profile travel and tourism brands could be purchased by wealthy Middle Eastern businessman, predicts the WTM Global Trends Report today (Monday 8 November).

Aviation news: EU court blocks Aer Lingus takeover by Ryanair

LUXEMBOURG - Irish low-cost airline Ryanair Holdings PLC Tuesday lost its court battle with the European Commission over whether it can take over rival Aer Lingus Group PLC.

Air Berlin approved to takeover TUIfly city route sector

The German Federal Cartel Office has decided that Air Berlin will be allowed to take over the city flights network of the Hapag-Lloyd Fluggesellschaft mbH (TUIfly) airline, starting with the 2009/10 w

Lufthansa completes takeover of Austrian Airlines

FRANKFURT - German flagship airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG has concluded its takeover of Austrian Airlines AG, the airline said Thursday.

Lufthansa given the go-ahead to takeover Austrian Airlines

The European Commission (EC) approved today the takeover of Austrian Airlines by Deutsche Lufthansa AG of Germany after Lufthansa promised a set of remedies to remove the EC's competition concerns.

China Eastern to merge with Shanghai Airlines through a shares swap

China Eastern Airlines Corp., releasing details of its agreed takeover of Shanghai Airlines Co., offered about 9 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) as it seeks to dominate air travel in the nation’s financ

EU not likely to approve Lufthansa takeover of Austrian Airlines

European Union regulators charged Friday that Lufthansa AG has not done enough to allay antitrust concerns over its bid for Austrian Airlines, and they are now unlikely to approve it by the end of the

EU will open in-depth probe of Lufthansa’s Austrian Airlines takeover

FRANKFURT - Deutsche Lufthansa AG said Wednesday the European Commission will start an in-depth anti-trust probe into Lufthansa's planned takeover of Austrian flag carrier Austrian Airlines AG.

Lufthansa closes in on Austrian Airlines takeover

VIENNA — More than 85% of Austrian Airlines' shareholders have accepted a public takeover offer by Germany's Lufthansa AG, the struggling carrier said Tuesday.

Feds begin post-9/11 airline watchlist takeover

The federal government is finally beginning to take over the job of comparing U.S.

EU probes Lufthansa Brussels Airlines deal

BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Union is investigating whether the proposed takeover of Brussels Airlines by Germany's Lufthansa AG impedes fair and open competition in the airline sector.

Argentine Senate approves takeover of airline

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's Senate has given final legislative approval to a government takeover of Spanish-owned Aerolineas Argentinas.

Estonian ferry group denies airline takeover plan

Tallinn - Tallink Group, an Estonian operator of ferries in the Baltic Sea denied press reports Monday that it is preparing to take to the skies as well as the waves by purchasing national airline Est

BMI takeover could lead to a full-scale German raid

In a hotel conference room in Tokyo, the heads of some of the world’s biggest airlines - Lufthansa, United, All Nippon and SAS - were discussing their biggest headache.

Argentina airline takeover drains cash

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's nationalization of a struggling, Spanish-owned airline brings costly responsibilities that could drain public resources and force fare hikes unless oil prices fal

French airline Air France-KLM’s Alitalia takeover bid breaks down

The Alitalia takeover bid by French airline Air France-KLM broke down and the Italian company are now holding an emergency board meeting.Alitalia chairman Maurizio Prato has resigned after the talks between Alitalia's unions and Air France-KLM management fell apart.

Italian police clash with airline workers protesting Alitalia takeover

Italian riot police and several hundred Alitalia Airline maintenance employees have clashed in Rome as workers protested job losses threatened by the Airline's pending sale to Air France-KLM.

Alitalia board approves Air France-KLM takeover deal

ROME — The board of Alitalia after a marathon meeting approved early Sunday a formal takeover offer put forward by Air France-KLM, placing a very low value on the struggling Italian flag carrier.The operation is seen as critical to the troubled Italian airline's survival and a key first issue for the new government in Rome to be elected next month.