Articles tagged “air berlin”

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Investors Claim They Were Misled About Air Berlin and Alitalia

Etihad's investment strategy, which many saw as bold and innovative at the time, didn't turn out that way. And now the airline will have to answer to creditors.

Investors Claim They Were Misled About Air Berlin and Alitalia

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Lufthansa Ends Pursuit of Air Berlin’s Niki After European Union Pressure

While the European Union's rigorous competition laws are well-meaning, in this case they likely mean the closure of an airline, job losses and travel chaos. Let's hope another buyer emerges.

Lufthansa Ends Pursuit of Air Berlin’s Niki After European Union Pressure

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Lufthansa’s Planned Air Berlin Takeover Is Questioned by Regulators

It's no surprise regulators understand Lufthansa acquiring assets from what was once its biggest domestic rival could hurt competition. But we're betting Lufthansa will find a way to close this deal.

Lufthansa’s Planned Air Berlin Takeover Is Questioned by Regulators

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EasyJet Finalizes $46 Million Deal for a Piece of Bankrupt Air Berlin

Although it might not seem like it, this is a pretty big deal for EasyJet. Buying a chunk of Air Berlin will give it greater exposure to Europe's biggest economy, helping it to catch up with rival Ryanair.

EasyJet Finalizes $46 Million Deal for a Piece of Bankrupt Air Berlin

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Air Berlin Shuts Down Friday, Leaving a Temporary Gap in Germany’s Air Market

When airlines with storied histories fly for the last time, it's a sad day across the airline industry. But Air Berlin is not Pan Am. The German airline had its loyalists, yes. But the world will be fine without Air Berlin. Sad, but true.

Air Berlin Shuts Down Friday, Leaving a Temporary Gap in Germany’s Air Market

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Business of Loyalty: Etihad Bails Out Air Berlin’s Loyalty Members

The jig was almost up for members of Air Berlin's frequent flyer program, but at the last moment, Etihad extended an olive branch.

Business of Loyalty: Etihad Bails Out Air Berlin’s Loyalty Members

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Lufthansa Closes in on Deal to Buy Part of Bankrupt Air Berlin

Lufthansa was always likely to be the final destination for a significant portion of the Air Berlin business, we'll have to wait and see if anyone else will be taking a piece.

Lufthansa Closes in on Deal to Buy Part of Bankrupt Air Berlin

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Bankrupt Air Berlin Ready to End Flights in Late October

Air Berlin will end its flights at the end of the month, while its subsidiaries will continue to operate. It's still unclear what exactly will transpire in the next few weeks as Lufthansa and Easyjet bid to carve up the airline into pieces.

Bankrupt Air Berlin Ready to End Flights in Late October

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Lufthansa and EasyJet Win Battle to Carve Up Bankrupt Air Berlin

Lufthansa and EasyJet have been flagged as front runners for a while now so this shouldn't come as a surprise. Still, it will be interesting to see how both utilize the assets if their bids are successful.

Lufthansa and EasyJet Win Battle to Carve Up Bankrupt Air Berlin

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Air Berlin Pilots Stage a Sick Out and Management Is Not Happy

Often, when pilots call in sick en masse, they have a strategy. It's not clear if there's any strategy here. The future is not bright for Air Berlin, and there's nothing pilots can do. Perhaps they only called in sick to register their displeasure at the airline's failure.

Air Berlin Pilots Stage a Sick Out and Management Is Not Happy