Saturday, September 2, 2017

Airberlin to cancel Abu Dhabi operations

German carrier Air Berlin has announced cancellation of all its operations between Berlin and Abu Dhabi (UAE) starting from mid-September. The decision comes just weeks after the airline filed for insolvency, said a report.

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways, which owns nearly 30 per cent of airberlin, said in a statement on its website that it is rebooking its customers onto alternative Etihad flights, reported Gulf News.

The cancellation of flights to Abu Dhabi comes as airberlin grapples with uncertainty over its future after Etihad Airways said it is withdrawing financial support for the German budget carrier. Media reports suggest airberlin will also be cancelling other long-haul flights including some routes to the US, stated the report.

In mid-August, Etihad said it will not offer further funding to the struggling carrier, and described airberlin’s move to file for administration as “extremely disappointing for all parties.”

“We have been advised that airberlin is cancelling its operations between Berlin and Abu Dhabi starting on September 15 to October 31, 2017. We are now re-booking our customers onto alternative Etihad flights from that date,” it stated.

“In addition, due to market uncertainty, we have taken the decision to re-book our customers due to fly with airberlin, from November 1 onwards, onto alternative flights,” said the report.

Meanwhile, Deutsche Lufthansa AG said it may buy parts of airberlin. A Reuters report earlier this week said that Lufthansa was eyeing 12 of airberlin’s long-haul aircraft in order to gain market share in that segment.

German carrier Air Berlin has announced cancellation of all its operations between Berlin and Abu Dhabi (UAE) starting from mid-September. The decision comes just weeks after the airline filed for insolvency.

German carrier Air Berlin has announced cancellation of all its operations between Berlin and Abu Dhabi (UAE) starting from mid-September. The decision comes just weeks after the airline filed for insolvency, said a report.

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways, which owns nearly 30 per cent of airberlin, said in a statement on its website that it is rebooking its customers onto alternative Etihad flights, reported Gulf News.

The cancellation of flights to Abu Dhabi comes as airberlin grapples with uncertainty over its future after Etihad Airways said it is withdrawing financial support for the German budget carrier. Media reports suggest airberlin will also be cancelling other long-haul flights including some routes to the US, stated the report.

In mid-August, Etihad said it will not offer further funding to the struggling carrier, and described airberlin’s move to file for administration as “extremely disappointing for all parties.”

“We have been advised that airberlin is cancelling its operations between Berlin and Abu Dhabi starting on September 15 to October 31, 2017. We are now re-booking our customers onto alternative Etihad flights from that date,” it stated.

“In addition, due to market uncertainty, we have taken the decision to re-book our customers due to fly with airberlin, from November 1 onwards, onto alternative flights,” said the report.

Meanwhile, Deutsche Lufthansa AG said it may buy parts of airberlin. A Reuters report earlier this week said that Lufthansa was eyeing 12 of airberlin’s long-haul aircraft in order to gain market share in that segment.



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