Air Berlin

Desperate? Etihad Airways Attempts to Move €2 Billion Lawsuit to London’s High Court

In the last few days, it’s emerged that Etihad Airways has filed a claim in London’s High Court against the administrators of the now-defunct Air Berlin.  The move is an attempt to move jurisdiction of a huge €2 billion lawsuit…

Financial Headache: Etihad Airways is Being Sued for up to €2 Billion Over Failure of Air Berlin

As if the Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Aviation Group didn’t already have enough on its plate, the debt-laden airline is now facing a legal action by the administrators of the bankrupt German carrier, Air Berlin.  Newly filed court documents in the…

Staff at Austrian Airline, Niki WILL Get Paid for December Despite the Carrier Going Into Administration

When Lufthansa said it was being forced to withdraw its bid for Austrian leisure carrier, Niki on 13th December the airline immediately fell into administration.  Around 10,000 of the airline’s passengers were stranded in chaotic scenes across Europe as Niki’s…

easyJet is Going to Pay Ex-Air Berlin Cabin Crew For Up To 12-Months For Doing No Work

It’s been a really trying time for the 8,000 staff who used to work for the now-defunct German airline, Air Berlin.  When the carrier went into administration earlier this year the future looked really uncertain for Air Berlin’s cabin crew…

airberlin Latest: What Jobs Are Safe and What Are the Possible Stumbling Blocks?

Last week we learnt that airberlin had begun advanced talks with both Lufthansa and easyJet on taking over parts of the insolvent low-cost carrier.  Alongside that announcement came the good news that up to 80% of airberlin’s current staff could…

Lufthansa Set to Snap Up 38 airberlin Aircraft and Its Cabin Crew, Eurowings Gets Go Ahead to Hire New Crew

If sources at insolvent European airline, airberlin are to be believed, Lufthansa is leading the race to acquire large chunks of the debt-ridden low-cost carrier.  The good news is that this development could be a lifeline for the 8,000 serving…

German Union Slams airberlin Over Decision to Delay Takeover: Accuses Airline of Putting Loyal Employees Jobs at Risk

The German workers union, ver.di has slammed airberlin for its decision to postpone the takeover process of the bankrupt airline until after the upcoming German election.  Ver.di or Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft (United Services Trade Union) to give the union its full…

Over 100 airberlin Flights Are Cancelled As Pilots Take Part in Mass ‘Sick-In’: Airline Could Be Wound Up in Days

How do you go on strike without actually going on strike?  Well, nearly 200 pilots working for the insolvent German low-cost carrier, airberlin have the answer.  You go on a mass ‘sick-in’.  And that’s exactly what happened today when airberlin…

German Media Reports: airberlin to be Snapped Up By Two or More Buyers

If reports in the German media today are to be believed then assets belonging to the insolvent low-cost airline, airberlin could be sold and split between two or more bidders with the whole process complete by the end of September.…

Ryanair Accuses Lufthansa of Foul Play Over its Bid for airberlin. Is Etihad Airways to Blame?

In 2009, Lufthansa said it would oppose the “wild expansion” of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways into the European market.  At the time, the airline claimed it welcomed competition but that bilateral agreements between European and Gulf airlines weren’t “balanced.”…

Etihad Airways Gives Up on Air Berlin As the Struggling German Carrier Applies for Insolvency

Just months after Italian flag carrier, Alitalia started insolvency proceedings in Rome, airberlin, another of Etihad Airways equity alliance partners, has suffered the same fate.  The German low-cost carrier today filed a provisional insolvency proceeding at a court in Berlin. …

jetBlue Shows Further Support for Gulf Carriers with New Air Berlin Codeshare Agreement

The German low-cost carrier, Airberlin has just announced a codeshare and ‘cooperation’ deal with New York-based jetBlue.  The deal will come into effect on September 12th, allowing Air Berlin passengers to book onward connecting flights from New York JFK, Boston,…

News Roundup – 31st May 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Emirates has finally announced what many industry commentators have speculated upon for ages – A new First Class suite for the airline’s Boeing 777 aircraft.  And the date has been set.  The new product and a refreshed Business Class and…

News Roundup – 09th May 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

It’s been an expensive week for Etihad Airways.  Hidden on page 154 of Air Berlin’s annual report, came the revelation that Etihad had pumped an extra $382 Million into the struggling German airline. We also learnt this week that Alitalia…

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