Air Berlin is over, EasyJet will have its share of the booty

After 39 years of activities, closing clap for Air Berlin. The last flight of the German company, from Munich, landed Friday, October 27, on the ground of the German capital. And, unsurprisingly, his last remaining assets will go to EasyJet.
The British low-cost airline has formalized the resumption of Air Berlin operations at Tegel airport. By acquiring, for 40 million euros, the 25 A320s that Air Berlin was positioning on the Berlin platform, Air Berlin, already present on Berlin-Schönefeld, is taking over the short-haul activity of its former German competitor.
In fact, EasyJet will become, as soon as it has obtained the regulatory certifications, the first company operating in Berlin. To cope with this abrupt development of its activities, the low-cost has in fact announced a massive recruitment of some 100 cabin crew.
First buyer of the now ex-German company, its former competitor, Lufthansa, had already signed the resumption of the activity of 81 aircraft Air Berlin. A transaction worth € 210 million, which will mainly benefit its low-cost subsidiary, Eurowings, in full development of its long-haul offer.
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A total of 38 Air Berlin aircraft were ultimately not redeemed. Similarly, Belair's Swiss subsidiary, Belair, will not be resumed "for reasons of insolvency law," staff said in an internal mail on Friday. 220 employees are involved in the pending liquidation.
In bankruptcy, Air Berlin had filed for bankruptcy last August. In fiscal 2016, the company posted a loss of 782 million euros.

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