Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Air Berlin halved the number of routes – RP ONLINE

Düsseldorf/Berlin. Lufthansa could decide on Tuesday to accept a part of the Compounds of the competitors, Air Berlin. Also, Tui is interested in lines. 1000 Points of the line are on the rocks. By Reinhard Kowalewsky and Maximilian Plück

Germany’s second-largest airline Air Berlin prepares the kind of liberation after years of crisis. The company will probably be known tomorrow, it emits almost all of the tracks off of the main locations in Düsseldorf and Berlin. It seems to be safe that the Lufthansa offshoot Eurowings from Cologne takes on most of the routes, say connoisseurs of operations.

at the same time, according to “süddeutsche Zeitung”, that Air Berlin brings in a number of aircraft in the case of Tuifly. The leisure airline of Tui, which has already been cooperating for a long time with Air Berlin. As a result Air Berlin would make about half of the 140 leased machines. About 1000 of 8600 jobs could be eliminated, according to the “süddeutsche Zeitung”. The most the administration would be affected, probably in Berlin, but also technology jobs in Berlin or Düsseldorf can wiggle my company Kenner. Air Berlin has not commented on the operations.

you May have the plans for the operation of the aircraft in Dusseldorf for the time being, no or almost no impact. Insider of the airport reports that Air Berlin is thinking about more long-haul flights from the largest NRW-airport – after all, 40 percent of the weekly 130 inter-continental flights to Dusseldorf, Air Berlin handles already. Short plane from Zurich or Berlin distance to bring connecting passengers to fill long-haul aircraft. Also the main owner Etihad from Abu Dhabi benefits from the converters, because he fills his own machines.

the merging of The Holiday flights of Air Berlin and Tuifly could impact on prices. “If, on some routes, the offer would be lower,” said the Swiss aviation consultants Thomas Jaeger, “this could provide for less cheap Tickets.” He suspects that the cartel office will see the delivery of some of the Connections of Air Berlin eurowings/Lufthansa. Jaeger: “On tracks such as Hamburg-Munich or Hamburg-Stuttgart, the two dominate the business. Since the cartel office could order a transfer of lines.”

unrest in the workforce

The trade unions are irritated by the plans and Air Berlin. “There is huge unrest in the workforce”, said Markus Wahl of the German pilots ‘ Union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC). The company’s management needs to be better informed. “To earn the of a possible change affected pilots more or less? You need to change your place of residence? These are All questions that employees want answers.” With a view to a cooperation between Air Berlin and the Lufthansa subsidiary, Eurowings, the VC expects from tomorrow’s meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Kranich-Airline new information.

the trade Union of flight attendants (Ufo) calls for clarity. The management Board Christoph Drescher sees the restructuring is a Chance for Düsseldorf: “The city would be affected by a complete withdrawal from the intra-European Holiday likely to be less strong than locations such as Frankfurt, where there are only tourist activities. Düsseldorf could even benefit, if Air Berlin route will be a long business to expand.” The NRW state government stated that they hope Westphalia on “a good solution” for the company, the employees and the air transport location in North Rhine-Westphalia.

source: RP


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