Tag: Air Berlin

easyJet Aims to Double German Passenger Numbers

Reading Time: 1 minute With the taking over of a number of operations at Berlin’s Tegel Airport from the now defunct Air Berlin, easyJet has announced its predictions to more than double the number of the low-cost carrier’s German passengers to 18 million per year. Friday 5, 2018, saw the launch of easyJet’s first domestic flight from Tegel, to […]

VC Looks for Better Conditions for Pilots at Eurowings

Reading Time: 2 minutes German pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) is looking to Lufthansa offshoot, Eurowings, to provide better conditions after the union had rejected a labor agreement which would have allowed the low-cost carrier to employ staff from the now defunct Air Berlin on German contracts. Lufthansa is looking to grow Eurowings by taking on 1,700 staff from […]

Bankrupt Air Berlin to Stop Flying at the End of the Month

Reading Time: 2 minutes When Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest airline, filed for bankruptcy protection, the stricken carrier was given a government bridging loan of €150 million (US$177 million) to keep it operational while a buyer, or buyers were sought. It was hoped that the carrier would prove more attractive if it remained operational and the loan was intended to […]

Air Berlin Set To Axe Alitalia Wet-Lease

Reading Time: 2 minutes As part of the ongoing rationalization of its operations, Air Berlin will shortly discontinue a wet-lease agreement with fellow Etihad Airways equity partner Alitalia. At present, the bankrupt Italian carrier operates two A320-200s – EI-DSX (msn 3643) and EI-DSZ (msn 3695) – for the bankrupt German carrier on flights from Berlin Tegel to each of […]

Lufthansa Set To Land Air Berlin Assets

Reading Time: 2 minutes Germany’s Air Berlin filed for insolvency in August and its creditors are now discussing how to carve it up. Lufthansa is set to pick up a large part of insolvent rival Air Berlin, and easyJet is also still in the running for some assets, two sources familiar with the matter said. Air Berlin’s creditors met […]

Outsourcing: A Saving Grace For Air Berlin?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Avia Solutions Group offers airlines a way to save up to 150 million euro per year. It would be an underestimation to say that Air Berlin is having a bad year, topping even 2016, when the carrier reported a loss of 782 million euro. With Etihad out of the picture, and only a governmental loan […]

Air Berlin Cuts Long Haul Routes From Berlin

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Berlin has stopped offering direct flights from Berlin Tegel to Abu Dhabi Int’l, San Francisco, CA, Chicago O’Hare, Boston and Los Angeles Int’l from the end of September. Connecting long haul flights via Dusseldorf are still available, with the exception of Dusseldorf – Boston. Flights from Berlin to New York JFK are so far […]

Air Berlin May Soon Cancel Flights As Cash Crunch Looms

Reading Time: 1 minute Despite a government guarantee of EUR150 million, Air Berlin (AB, Berlin Tegel) may soon find itself having to cancel flights, according to German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung. Citing insider information, the news site says that Air Berlin will be unable to maintain parts of its network as it does not have access to revenue generated by […]

What Future For Airberlin Technik?

Reading Time: 2 minutes As Air Berlin slips into bankruptcy following the withdrawal of financial support from main shareholder Etihad, the fight over its carcass begins. Many expect Lufthansa to pick up a substantial part of the carrier’s airline business, based on reports emanating from the stricken carrier. “Negotiations with Lufthansa and other partners regarding the acquisition of business […]

Ryanair On Collision Course with German Carrier Lufthansa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ryanair has confirmed plans to move into Lufthansa’s home hub of Frankfurt, stepping up its push into bigger airports and ratcheting up pressure on the German carrier which is expanding its own budget flights. Lufthansa said earlier yesterday it would offer fewer seats than planned this quarter as it seeks to offset pressure on ticket […]