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11.07.2008 – 08:12

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Air Berlin PLC and Thomas Cook Group plc withdraw application for approval by the Federal Cartel Office

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Air Berlin PLC ("Air Berlin") and Thomas Cook Group plc ("Thomas Cook") have today informed the German Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office) that they are withdrawing their current application for approval of the proposed acquisition of Condor Flugdienst GmbH by Air Berlin. As a result, the parties have agreed that the existing agreement from September 2007 will be terminated. Discussions with Thomas Cook continue with respect to the feasibility of an alternative transaction.

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