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Lufthansa and German Government to support restructuring of airberlin

In order to continue with its restructuring, airberlin has filed a provisional insolvency proceeding in self-administration at the local court of Berlin-Charlottenburg today. Lufthansa is supporting the restructuring efforts of the airline jointly with the German Government. This also ensures that all aircraft that are currently operated by airberlin under a wet lease agreement for Eurowings an...

airberlin Board appoints new CEO

airberlin has announced that Thomas Winkelmann (57) will become the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of airberlin group. Mr. Winkelmann will take over as CEO of Air Berlin PLC from 1 February, 2017, assuming full accountability for all group activities. He will succeed Stefan Pichler, who decided to leave the company after working for two years on the strategic turnaround o...

airberlin marks milestone to refocus its business with sale of NIKI

airberlin announced the sale of its share in NIKI to Etihad for a total consideration of 300 million euros. The divestment marks an important milestone in the implementation of the company’s restructuring plan announced in September. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals. Etihad will not majority own or effectively control NIKI. Stefan Pichler, CEO of...

airberlin hires flight attendants in Berlin, Dusseldorf and Munich

airberlin wants to reinforce its cabin crews and is organising casting calls for future flight attendants in Berlin, Dusseldorf and Munich. More than 500 new jobs in airberlin’s cabins are to be filled. Due to the long-haul expansion planned for next year, airberlin needs more than 500 new cabin attendants. The desired profile is outgoing people with strong communication skills who...

Etihad partner airberlin to undergo restructuring as it eyes long-haul growth

Etihad Airways partner airberlin is set to undergo a "far-reaching" restructuring including up to 1,200 job cuts and giving its rival Lufthansa up to 40 of its aircraft. Germany’s second-largest airline said late on Wednesday that it would become a "leaner, fitter, stronger" carrier operating from its two key hubs in Berlin and Dusseldorf, with a core fleet of 75 aircr...

airberlin is growing in Switzerland

On 14 November 2016, an airberlin flight will head from Dusseldorf to Geneva for the first time. airberlin will connect Dusseldorf with the second largest city in Switzerland up to three times a day and increase the frequency of its flights from Berlin and Dusseldorf to Zurich. This winter airberlin will be flying from Dusseldorf to Zurich 36 times a week, thus increasing its offer on this route b...

airberlin premieres Business Class on European services

More comfort, generous legroom, and restaurant-like service on board the new Europe Business Class Welcome to airbistro – a new food concept on short and medium-haul flights Starting this year as part of its strategic realignment, airberlin is introducing Business Class to German and European flights and will therefore offer a consistent product experience on short, medium and long-haul...

airberlin introduces its first stopover programme in Abu Dhabi

Attracting an increasing numbers of holidaymakers each year, Abu Dhabi is always worth a visit. Last year alone 148,177 guests from Germany flocked to the Emirate. Now airberlin guests will have a greater chance to explore the emirate with a longer stopover in Abu Dhabi. It is now easier than ever to drop in on several destinations on the combined route network of airberlin, Etihad Airways and Eti...