Lufthansa offers the bankrupt Air Berlin 200 million euros, media reported

© AP Photo / apn settings/Axel Nebkheperure Lufthansa. Archival photoLufthansa offers the bankrupt Air Berlin 200 million euros, media reported© AP Photo / apn settings/Axel Heimken

The airline Lufthansa is interested in purchasing the assets of Air Berlin, the company offers 200 million Euro, writes the newspaper Bild am Sonntag.

It is reported that in addition to this, Lufthansa is ready to take on 100 million euros of costs during the transition period. As told by sources close to the procedure, between the signing of the sales agreement and its implementation may take about three months, during which will be expected approval of the German and European antitrust authorities.

As previously reported, Air Berlin intends to 12 October to discuss the sale with the companies Lufthansa and Easy Jet. After that, negotiations about the sale will also be held with other potential buyers, in particular Condor (subsidiary of Thomas Cook), Austrian racing driver Niki Laudas and the Chinese businessman, whose name was not reported.

Earlier it was reported that Air Berlin has launched bankruptcy proceedings. The decision was taken after the refusal by major shareholder Etihad to financially support the airline. According to media reports, the sale of Air Berlin can fetch from 250 to 350 million euros, which will allow you to repay a loan of 150 million euros.