NIKI founder seeking to reacquire carrier amid speculative competition concerns around Lufthansa

    NIKI founder Niki Lauda commented on speculation of the European Commission reportedly having competition concerns regarding Deutsche Lufthansa AG‘s proposed acquisition of NIKI (Taggespiegel/Berliner Zeitung/manager-magazin.de/Der Spiegel, 29-Nov-2017). He said the “looming decision in Brussels suits me”, expressing interest to reacquire NIKI should Lufthansa’s proposal fall through. “We are ready to talk”, Mr Lauda emphasised.