Air Berlin Going Out of Business

Sep 5th, 2017, 08:39 AM
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Air Berlin Going Out of Business

Just an FYI: Air Berlin was declared insolvent on August 15 and has just gotten a bridge loan to keep operating for a few more weeks while the company starts to sell off assets and routes. Here's a story that helps clarify when the international routes will evaporate:
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Sep 5th, 2017, 08:43 AM
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Thanks for the heads up.
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Sep 5th, 2017, 12:46 PM
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sounds as if the routes within Europe are not being affected (as yet)
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Sep 5th, 2017, 03:46 PM
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The worst airline I have ever flown with connections at the world's worst airport, Düsseldorf!

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Sep 5th, 2017, 07:09 PM
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I always noticed their unbelievably low fares, but I don't know anyone who has ever flown them. I assumed they were too good to be true. There had to be a catch.
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Sep 5th, 2017, 09:06 PM
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Goodbye and Good Riddance, especially to Niki.
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Sep 6th, 2017, 04:16 AM
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To be honest, I think they fell victim to the long-delayed Brandenburg Airport fiasco. Their business model assumed they'd be able to move their slots to the big, modern airport and be a hub. That's difficult with Tegel and Dusseldorf.
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Sep 6th, 2017, 04:46 AM
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yes, too bad. i was up for an opportunity at the company. not really sure what other issues might have caused this, but ultimately if they couldn't get into the airport they wanted, i don't know how that was going to work.
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Sep 6th, 2017, 08:04 AM
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Their fares weren't unbelievably low as far as I'm concerned, they were in line with other budget carriers, like Vueling, Easyjet, Germanwings, etc., in fact they are often not the lowest fare on the routes I've checked.
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