23-Feb-2010 12:14 PM

Lufthansa dismisses interest in Croatia Airlines

Lufthansa has dismissed reports by Tportal that it may take over Croatia Airlines, stating, "we have very good cooperation with Croatia Airlines that we hope will continue. At present, we are concentrating on the integration of Austrian Airlines, bmi and Brussels Airlines into the Lufthansa Group" (Balkan Insight, 22-Feb-2010). Croatia Airlines Board Chairman, Ivan Misetic, last week stated the carrier's financial problems could be resolved only by its sale to another airline.