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Bangkok is losing air capacities to Europe

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - The 29.5 percent share of Etihad Airways, official national carrier of the UAE - in the capital of Air Berlin - will have consequences in the German carrier network in Asia.

Air Berlin appoints new board chairman

Effective December 31, 2010, the current chairman of the board of directors at Air Berlin, Johannes Zurnieden (age 60), will step down to devote more time to other duties.

Air Berlin flights to Mombasa no longer under strike threat

(eTN) - Following a resolution of the imminent strike threat made by the German pilots union “Vereinigung Cockpit,” flights of the airline to the Kenyan resort city of Mombasa now remain as schedu

Air Berlin seeks code sharing with Oneworld partners

FRANKFURT - German carrier Air Berlin PLC is in talks with partners from the Oneworld airline alliance to launch its first code share flights from November, Chief Executive Joachim Hunold said Thursda

Potential Air Berlin pilots’ strike puts Mombasa flights in doubt

(eTN) - Pilots of Air Berlin, presently operating charter flights to Mombasa and intending to add scheduled flights between the German capital and the Indian Ocean resort city of Mombasa, have voted a

Oneworld integration coincides with newest hub opening in Berlin

BANGKOK (eTN) - Will Air Berlin’s entrance into the Oneworld global alliance fundamentally change the airline’s business in Thailand, the only country served by the carrier in Southeast Asia?

Air Berlin may add Mombasa to air schedule

(eTN) - Germany’s second largest airline, Air Berlin, announced that they are pondering the addition of Mombasa to their long-haul destinations, to be served from Germany’s capital city of Berlin.

Aviation news: oneworld alliance welcomes Air Berlin

Air Berlin reached an agreement Monday to join the oneworld alliance.

IATA lashes out about new German tax on air transport

(eTN) - It sounds like a bad joke or some kind of unwilling irony.

Air Berlin cuts Boeing orders by $1.7B

FRANKFURT — German airline Air Berlin Plc said Tuesday it will cancel $1.7 billion worth in orders for Boeing 787 aircraft to adjust to lower market demand.

Air Berlin to increase stake in Niki airline

Frankfurt - German airline Air Berlin PLC says it will increase its stake in Austrian carrier Niki Luftfahrt GmbH, to 49.9 percent from 24 percent.

Air Berlin jet veers off runway in Dortmund

BERLIN – A jet veered off the runway at a western German airport Sunday, but no one was injured, authorities said.

Air Berlin approved to takeover TUIfly city route sector

The German Federal Cartel Office has decided that Air Berlin will be allowed to take over the city flights network of the Hapag-Lloyd Fluggesellschaft mbH (TUIfly) airline, starting with the 2009/10 w

Air Berlin talking with Boeing about its Dreamliner order

FRANKFURT - Germany's second-largest airline, Air Berlin PLC said Thursday it is in talks with aircraft maker Boeing Co. about its order for 25 Boeing's 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Air Berlin starts overnight Berlin-Tel Aviv flights

Air Berlin, the second largest airline in Germany, will operate a new overnight line between Berlin and Tel Aviv, commencing Tuesday night.

Hartmut Mehdorn strengthens Air Berlin’s board

Hartmut Mehdorn has been appointed as a new non-executive director to the board of Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG.

Christoph Debus is joining Air Berlin

Christoph Debus, 38 years old, will be joining the board of executive directors of Air Berlin PLC on June 1, 2009. He will take over responsibility for sales, network, and IT.

Air Berlin looking into sale of LTU airline

BERLIN - Germany's second-biggest airline, Air Berlin, is looking into a possible sale of its LTU charter airline unit due a deteriorating economic environment and pilots' pay raise demands, it said o

Air Berlin to discontinue dba flight operations

Having wound up the administrative and technical sections and transferred their functions to other group companies, Air Berlin, the parent company, is now planning to discontinue dba’s flight operat

S7 Airlines, Air Berlin & NIKI announce new international partnership

S7 Airlines, Russia’s largest domestic carrier, today announced a major expansion of its European network through code-share agreements with Air Berlin, one of Europe’s fastest-growing airlines, a

Germany’s second biggest airline, counts 2.24 million passengers in April

FRANKFURT, Germany: Air Berlin PLC, Germany's second-largest airline, said Wednesday the number of passengers who traveled with it in April rose 6.5 percent to 2.24 million passengers, compared with 2.1 million passengers a year earlier.