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British Midland.(Brief Article)

British Midland announced that it intends to join the Star Alliance. As part of the agreement, Lufthansa is to acquire a 20% holding in BM from SAS for [pounds]91.4 million ($148 million), reducing SAS's interest to 20%.

The deal immediately was denounced by British Airways as "a sellout to an alliance which has been given antitrust immunity to share capacity and fix pric. …

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