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Cardiff Airport News

Flybe German codeshare ends with Air Berlin

Bankrupt German carrier Air Berlin (AB/BER) has announced that is ceasing operations on the 28th October 2017 effectively ending its Cardiff codeshare with Flybe. Flybe entered into a codeshare with Air Berlin last year to provide connections from Cardiff to Germany but the airline which has been in bankruptcy protection [read more]

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News

Air Berlin cancels all flights from 28th October

Bankrupt German carrier Air Berlin (AB/BER) has announced that is ceasing operations on the 28th October 2017. The airline which has been in bankruptcy protection since the 15th August but despite interest from airlines such as Lufthansa and Easyjet, no buyer has yet been found. Whilst Air Berlin operates primarily [read more]

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News

Monarch holding urgent talks to renew ATOL

Troubled UK airline Monarch (ZB/MON) is once again holding last-minute talks to stave off collapse and the loss of their ATOL bonding. One year on from the near collapse of the airline, it is once again seeking urgent financial assistance in order to retain the ATOL certificate that was extended [read more]

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Airline news

Norwegian looks to acquire Monarch

Norwegian  has  been named as one of the companies interested in the purchase of UK leisure specialist Monarch Airlines. The UK’s Press Association (PA) stated on Friday, September 22, that the Scandinavian budget carrier had approached Monarch over a deal to buy all – or part – of the business as it [read more]

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Features

Is Ryanair’s low-cost model falling apart?

There is no denying that Ryanair and its chief pilot, Michael O’Leary, have had a bad week. On Monday, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Ryanair both confirmed that talks on a flight connection agreement had come to nothing. Hardly surprising, given that Mr O’ accused Norwegian of not having the resources [read more]

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Airline news

IAG to bid for Air Berlin?

IAG, the parent company of British Airways as well as Iberia, Aer Lingus & Vueling, has apparently tabled a bid for Air Berlin according to Handelsblatt, the German business paper. It’s not known what parts IAG is bidding for and what price it’s offering. The IAG group already has two [read more]

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Airline news

Ryanair CEO gets bitter in Norwegian spat

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has accused Norwegian Air Shuttle of not having the resources to “trade for another year“. Speaking in Dublin O’Leary confirmed that talks had ended with the rapidly growing Norwegian budget carrier. Norwegian Air Shuttle has recently entered into a deal with rival easyJet over the transfer [read more]