Air Berlin's NIKI to Cease Operations
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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]

Easyjet agrees deal for Air Berlin
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Easyjet agrees Air Berlin deal

Easyjet has agreed a deal to purchase part of Air Berlin’s Berlin Tegel (TXL/EDDT) operation. The deal, worth around €40m, will see the UK Based Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) take on leases for 25 Air Berlin Airbus A320 aircraft, taking over slots at Berlin Tegel Airport and preserving jobs for around [read more]

Lufthansa set to sign air belin deal
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Lufthansa to buy majority of bankrupt Air Berlin

Lufthansa (LH/DLH) is set to buy the majority of bankrupt Air Berlin’s fleet and network including Fly Niki & Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter. Air Belin filed for insolvency in August but has remained operating thanks to a 150m euro loan from the German Government. Talks have been ongoing with Lufthansa and Easyjet being [read more]

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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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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]

Easyjet: Inside the Cockpit
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Easyjet aim to launch domestic German routes

Easyjet (U2/EZY) has suggested it will be looking to the domestic German market if they are successful in the purchase of Air Berlin aircraft. The Luton based Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) has put in a bid for around 30 of the defunct German airlines Airbus A320 aircraft. The aircraft, based in the [read more]

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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]

Alitalia A330 at Cardiff Airport
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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]