Harald Wolf, the deputy mayor of Berlin, was reported as saying Lufthansa was pushing the federal government to refuse Emirates direct flights to the capital through the Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport, which is nearing completion. Lufthansa is looking to prevent landing slots at Berlin’s new Brandenburg airport being awarded to Emirates Airlines upon commencement of operations in 2012. Lufthansa is now publicly saying it will attempt to block Emirates from bidding for slots because the Dubai based carrier has “an unfair advantage” in services between Germany and the UAE. Lufthansa’s Wolfgang Weber stated “We think there is a big imbalance in

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