Air Berlin's NIKI to Cease Operations
Civil Aviation

Air Berlin’s NIKI to Cease Operations

German carrier Lufthansa shocked the aviation industry yesterday when the announcement came they were to abandon a deal to buy defunct Air Berlins leisure carrier, NIKI leaving the airline insolvent. The news means that the Austrian leisure carrier has now been forced to cancel all flights from December 14th after [read more]

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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]

Alitalia A330 at Cardiff Airport

Ryanair’s choice: Alitalia or Air Berlin

According to Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s future planning could include parts of both Alitalia and Air Berlin Speaking at a press conference in London yesterday,  Michael O’Leary said he intended to make a bid for some 90 Alitalia jets by the first week of October, which brings the next phase of [read more]

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Air Berlin files for Bankruptcy

German carrier Air Berlin (AB/BER) has today filed for bankruptcy protection in the Berlin courts. The airline has posted losses for the last nine years and its biggest investor, Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways has decided to end financial support for the struggling carrier. Air Berlin entered into a codeshare [read more]