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Lufthansa considering SAS purchase

15 November 2010

German airline Lufthansa said Wednesday that it was considering putting Scandinavian airline SAS into its shopping cart.

“‘It is no secret that SAS and Lufthansa are a perfect couple in many areas,'” said Aasge Dunhaup, Lufthansa’s head of European communications.

It is possible the purchase could give SAS a needed lift, providing more purchasing power and a wider service platform.

For Lufthansa, it would be the fourth major purchase since 2005, when it absorbed Swissair. It has since purchased Austrian Airlines and British Midland. In addition, the company is rumored to be interested in a purchase of Polish airline LOT.