The last flight operated by Airberlin! Goodbye, Airberlin! #BER4EVR
I delayed the publication of this article in the hope that it is not true. It's not nice to write about bankruptcy, sad information. But the inevitable happened for AirBerlin. From October 27 2017, the second largest German carrier - AirBerlin - has become history.
In mid-August, after Etihad Airways decided to block any help, AirBerlin announced the insolvency. And the inevitable happened. On 27 October 2017, AirBerlin has officially ceased its activity.
From August to the end of October, AirBerlin officials have been looking for solutions to complete all operations. I don't think there were any chances of salvation, but at least they didn't stop working overnight.
That's why on October 27, after 39 years of activity, AirBerlin operated the last flights! It was a day full of emotions, memories, nostalgia.
By the way! Did you know that the first AirBerlin flight departed from Tegel - Berlin airport to Palma de Mallorca, on April 28?
The last AirBerlin flight (AB6210), which officially ended the activity of the German carrier, was operated on the Munich - Berlin route. It had the BER4EVR code and was honored with Airbus A320 aircraft.
Around 23: 45, the aircraft, which had 178 of passengers on board, landed in Berlin-Tegel in applause and water jets. Goodbye, Airberlin!
In bankruptcy, registering a loss of 782 million in 2016, the second German airline has permanently ceased operations. It has sold a large portion of its assets to the German group Lufthansa, which will buy 81 aircraft at an estimated price of 210 million. At the same time, it will save about 3000 employees.
Easyjet, the British low-cost carrier, has been interested in Berlin-tegel's Airberlin assets, in particular 25 aircraft worth around 40 million EURO. It will also take on about 1000 of employees.
Easyjet also wants to operate 3 domestic routes in Germany: Tegel - Dusseldorf, Tegel - Stuttgart and Tegel - Munich. Currently, the low-cost operator does not fly from / to Tegel, but will start operating this winter.