Consolidation in Germany's LCC market

Lufthansa is continuing its move to consolidate its position in the German and European market, as its comparatively strong balance sheet enables it take advantage of market opportunities. While Lufthansa is the dominant player in Germany, the German market has grown to comprise of three large and competing airline/travel groups, Lufthansa, Air Berlin Group and TUI Travel, which have all used mergers and acquisitions to grow and rationalise competitive influences. By and large, it is a strategy that appears to be working.

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