Frankfurt / Main (dpa) - In the dispute over the cancellation of feeder flights for Condor long-distance travel, there are first signs of relaxation.

Lufthansa made contact with Condor, said a spokesman for the crane group on Thursday upon request.

A Condor spokeswoman confirmed that Lufthansa had contacted the company about the feeder flights.

Neither side gave further details.

Most recently, the Federal Cartel Office, which was brought in by Condor, had backed the vacation flyer.

Lufthansa terminated the long-term flat-rate contract for feeder flights for Condor long-distance travel last November.

This makes connecting connections with a change of airline more difficult to book.

Lufthansa used to be liable for delays at the feeder.

The Condor cannot set up such a feeder network itself.

After a preliminary examination, the Bundeskartellamt saw the termination as an abuse of market power.

According to media reports, the EU Commission has also raised the issue of the negative consequences of the termination of the contract and has therefore made an appearance in Berlin, among other things.


In addition, Condor, supported by state funds, had filed a lawsuit with the Court of the European Union in Luxembourg.

The holiday airline wants to have the EU conditions for the billions of government aid to Lufthansa judicially reviewed.

The Kranich Group wants to get more involved in the business of long-haul tourist flights and has therefore founded the new “Eurowings Discover” operation, in which tourist flights are to be bundled.

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