Air Berlin

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...

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.

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...

An Air Berlin Airbus A320 has ended up in the mud at Sylt airport

This morning an Air Berlin Airbus A320 has overran the runway at the airport of Sylt (GWT)1. The aircraft registered D-ABHO took off Dusseldorf...

Malaysia Airlines to lease six (former Air Berlin) Airbus 330-200

Malaysia Airlines today provided further clarification on its fleet strategy, following its previous updates on the matter. Malaysia Airlines fleet strategy is a key component...

Current status of the Air Berlin bidder negotiations

•    Good job prospects for 80 % of airberliners potentially agreed with bidders  •    Fair and structured investor procedure On Monday 25 September 2017, the Supervisory...

Air Berlin long-haul shutting down completely from 15 October

Airberlin will need to cease its long-haul flight operations by 15 October 2017, as the aircraft leasing companies are gradually withdrawing their Airbus A330...

“Lufthansa has made the best offer to take over Air Berlin”

So far Lufthansa has made the best offer to take over bankrupt Air berlin, Bild am Sonntag published today. On one particular point Lufthansa...

Deadline for submission of tenders: Many candidates to take over Air Berlin

The second largest German airline, officially bankrupt, has received several offers for a full or partial takeover. The choice of the future buyer must...

149 pilots have called in sick this morning, seriously disrupting Air Berlin’s flight schedule

Like yesterday many Air Berlin pilots have called in sick this morning. The ailing airline struggles to maintain its flight operations. Meanwhile the unions...

Air Berlin forced to cancel 70 flights as pilots massively call in sick

Ailing airline Air Berlin is facing a new downturn as this morning an exceptional high number of pilots called in sick, the airline was...

Germania statement regarding the Air Berlin state aid decision

Germania has determined that its legal action with the German federal government has been finally determined and the matter has been resolved. This determination...

EU approves Air Berlin’s €150 million bridging loan

The European Commission has endorsed under EU state aid rules Germany's plans to grant Air Berlin a temporary €150 million bridging loan. The measure...