The Kranich Group does not want to stand by the decision of the German Federal Cartel Office that Lufthansa must grant its competitor Condor access to feeder flights. One appeals against the decision of the competition authority.
The ongoing dispute between the two companies is thus entering the next round. Lufthansa had terminated Condor's access to feeder flights. The holiday airline defended itself against this and, among other things, lodged a complaint with the Federal Cartel Office. The crane then extended the Special Pro Rate Agreement, but only for a limited period.
The German competition authorities have decidedthat Lufthansa must not only grant its competitor Condor access to the feeder flights, but also ordered that further fare classes must be opened for the holiday airline. With Eurowings Discover, Lufthansa brought a competitor onto the market that pursues a business model comparable to Condor on long-haul routes.
As initially reported by the specialist newspaper FVW, Lufthansa does not want to take note of the decision of the Federal Cartel Office. Since legal remedies against official decisions are generally available in constitutional states, the decision of the competition authorities is not yet final. The Kranich Group brought an action against the decision within an open period. Judges now have to decide, although it is to be expected that the court of appeals could be fully exhausted until there is final clarity about the feeder flights.