Lufthansa is expected to launch a full takeover bid for Italian regional airline Air Dolomiti, following approval from Austrian, German and Italian competition authorities for it to acquire a majority stake. In early March the German flag carrier bought an additional 31.2% of Air Dolomiti's stock for €40 million ($43 million) to take its holding to 51.7%. Lufthansa is now expected to acquire the remaining shares within weeks.

Source: Flight International