Defunct Airlines

Belair threatened by insolvency, employees still waiting for their salary

Belair Airlines, the Swiss airline headquartered in Glattbrugg operating out of Zürich Airport and Basel–Mulhouse airport is threatened by insolvency. The employees of the...

European Commission approves Lufthansa’s acquisition of Air Berlin subsidiary LGW, to be integrated into Eurowings

33 more aircraft (20 Q400s and 13 A320s) to be integrated into the Eurowings Group Eurowings to take over all LGW personnel Formal...

No consequences for Air Berlin pilot after spectacular go-around manoeuvre on last long-haul flight

The Langen-based Federal Supervisory Authority for Air Navigation Services, the German national supervisory authority for civil air navigation services (or Bundesaufsichtsamt für Flugsicherung -...

Lufthansa Technik continues training of Air Berlin Technik’s trainees

The Christmas season brings good news: Effective 1 January 2018, Lufthansa Technik AG will be the new training organization for approximately a dozen young people who...

easyJet confirms acquisition of Air Berlin operations at Tegel: 25 aircraft, slots and staff

easyJet statement on acquisition of Air Berlin operations easyJet can confirm that it has acquired part of Air Berlin's operations at Berlin Tegel Airport. The...

SkyWork Airlines has submitted a request to operate flights between Geneva and Lugano

After the bankruptcy of Darwin Airline, SkyWork Airlines has submitted a request to the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) to operate flights...

Austrian low-cost (fly)Niki ceases all operations on 14 December 2017

Austrian low-cost airline Niki (or flyNiki) headquartered at Vienna Airport has ceased all operations from 14 December 2017. The airline was operating scheduled and...

Lufthansa’s takeover of Niki no longer pursued, makes further concessions to EU commission

Lufthansa has made further concessions today in the course of the intended acquisition of parts of the Air Berlin Group. The transaction is currently...

European Commission approves acquisition of Air Berlin assets by easyJet

The European Commission has approved unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of certain assets of Air Berlin by easyJet. The Commission...

Swiss regional airline Darwin Airline (Adria Airways Switzerland) has been declared bankrupt

Darwin Airline, the Swiss regional airline with its head office in Bioggio, Lugano and flying under the brand name Adria Airways Switzerland has been...

RwandAir is planning to take on the two Air Berlin Airbus A330neo slots

RwandAir, the Rwandan flag carrier that connects Kigali with 26 destinations - including London Gatwick and Brussels Airport (thrice-weekly) in Europe - is planning...

Are the three big Middle East carriers distorting the international aviation market ?

More and more organisations, airlines and experts in trade, economics and aviation have shown concern over the massive expansion of the three Middle East...

easyJet takes over 25 Air Berlin aircraft based at Berlin Tegel

easyJet today signed an agreement with Air Berlin to acquire part of its operations at Berlin Tegel Airport easyJet signed an agreement with...

Last call for Air Berlin passengers; the world of aviation is saying farewell #byebyeairberlin

Today will be the last day of operations for bankrupt Air Berlin. While the airline is operating its last flight with dignity and pride...

An Air Berlin Airbus A320 has been seized at Iceland Keflavik Airport

An Airbus A320 (D-ABDX) of bankrupt Air Berlin has been seized at Keflavik airport. "As the German airline didn't pay its airport fees", the...

Video: Goodbye to Air Berlin long-haul flights, with go-around at DUS #AB7001

Today the last Air Berlin long-haul flight ever made an intentional and spectacular go-around before landing at 8:02 in Dusseldorf.

An former Sabena/DAT Embraer EMB-120 (ex OO-DTF and PH-XLF) crashed in Angola

On 12 October 2017 an Embraer EMB-120 crashed in Angola. Between 1988 and 1998 the aircraft was operated by Sabena subsidiary Delta Air Transport...

Lufthansa to take over 81 aircraft and 3,000 employees of Air Berlin

The company had announced earlier this week that its aircraft would be grounded on 28 October Lufthansa will sign this Thursday the takeover of 81...

easyJet reaches out to cabin crew, pilots and head office staff of Monarch in its continued recruitment drive

The airline's largest recruitment drive means hundreds of Monarch employees could find employment with easyJet easyJet has today reached out to Monarch employees to encourage...

On 2 October 2017 Monarch Airlines has entered into administration

British charter and scheduled airline Monarch Airlines with its headquarters based in Luton has ceased operations this morning (2 October). The airline was placed in administration at...