Lufthansa to consider Gulf partnership only on equal terms
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Lufthansa to consider Gulf partnership only on equal terms

Lufthansa to consider Gulf partnership only on equal terms

German carrier Lufthansa has said it would only enter into any partnerships with Gulf carriers from a position of strength, justifying plans to widen a cost-cutting drive that helped it post higher-than-expected quarterly profits, Reuters has reported. "Air France and Air Berlin have entered these partnerships from a position of weakness," Lufthansa chief executive Christoph Franz said. "The Gulf carriers are joining the global alliances for the first time. This significant change in strategy sees [them] increasingly also acting as an engine of consolidation in the aviation industry. We welcome further consolidation and we will, where it is purposeful and possible, actively participate - but only if it is possible on equal terms," he said.

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