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 operator of Iceland’s international airport announced this morning.
Air Berlin was forced to cancel the subsequent flight to Dusseldorf, a spokesman responded in anger: “The current behaviour of the airport is unlawful, it’s unacceptable and not in favor of Air Berlin’s passengers“.
The 70 passengers were rebooked on a flight to Berlin where the passengers had to take another flight to Dusseldorf.
Air Berlin filed for bankruptcy two months ago, a large part of the airline has been sold to Lufthansa, which will take over 81 aircraft and 3,000 employees. Still ongoing negotiations for 25 aircraft with easyJet, Air Berlin has announced its last flight on 27 October.