easyJet submit a last minute bid for AirBerlin as bidding closed


easyJet submitted a last-minute proposal to buy parts of airberlin’s short-haul business as the deadline for possible buyers of the bankrupt German carrier ended Friday 15 September. 

AirBerlin filed for insolvency a month ago after 29.2% shareholder Etihad Airways withdrew financial support, and is seeking buyers for its assets. easyJet joined several interested in acquiring AirBerlin. 

1.Lufthansa Group, which Ryanair is attempting to block 

2.German entrepreneur Hans-Rudolf Wöhrl, who re-submitted a €500 million ($525 million) bid for the Airberlin Group with a consortium last minute after having already pulled out once 

3.Niki Lauda, who is working with Thomas Cook Group and its German leisure airline subsidiary Condor, to bid for NIKI and other parts of AirBerlin

4.German-based leisure carrier TUIfly;

5.German logistics company Zeitfracht;

6.German entrepreneur Utz Claassen, who is apparently bidding for the entire airline

7.Chinese Investor Jonathan Pang, who is likely to invest €1 billion through LinkGlobal.

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