EU commission may block Lufthansa bid for NIKI

Air Berlin’s Austrian subsidiary NIKI May face being blocked from becoming part of the Lufthansa Group. The European Commission has given 30 days to Lufthansa to explain its side of the argument. The commission believes that Lufthansa has taken over too much in the Austrian market, leaving no competition, and that in unison with its purchase of the German parent its share of business is generally anti-competitive in the Austrian market.