Sunday, December 18, 2016

Air traffic: reports: Air-Berlin-Chef will be replaced – TIME ONLINE

Berlin (dpa) – The ongoing turmoil in the case of the second largest German airline Air Berlin cost according to Reports, is now also chief Executive, Stefan Pichler the Job.

According to information from the “Bild am Sonntag” (BamS) and of the “Manager magazine,” the 59-Year-old shortly before it was replaced by the former Lufthansa Manager Thomas Winkelmann. This is reported both leaves citing the group circles. Air Berlin wanted to make a request first of all, no comment. The decision is to be announced, according to “BamS” in the next few days officially.

Already for Sunday afternoon (15.00) should be set by the Supervisory Board, however, a special session to deal with the personnel, wrote of the “Manager magazine”. As the withdrawal date for Pichler December 31. January 2017 is provided.

The Berlin-based flying since prolonged losses and are in debt with more than a billion euros. Financial injections of the Arab large shareholder Etihad were in the air. At the end of September, Air Berlin had announced to want to be with a drastic austerity course. The struggling airline wants to operate only one core fleet and up to 1200 employees dismissed.

The company is trying to push through the lease of machinery to its cost. Starting next year, about 38 Airbus medium-haul jets office crews for Lufthansa to withdraw subsidiaries Eurowings and Austrian Airlines. In addition, Lufthansa and Air Berlin want to market major shareholder Etihad’s own flights under the flight number of your partner, as you told on Friday. Lufthansa wants to expand so that especially their cheap brand of eurowings.

Air Berlin shrinks so practically by half, to approximately 75 aircraft. In addition to the Lease agreement with Lufthansa, the company intends to dispose of its tourist business office of the Austrian subsidiary, Niki. Niki to form, together with the airline Tuifly of the world’s largest travel group Tui is a common holiday flyer.

Pichler 2015 Air-Berlin-Chef was the first since February. According to “BamS” he should be leaving now, however, self-planned, after the Central parts of the rehabilitation course were initiated. The airline had been Chairman in the past few years, changing.

Founded Air Berlin in 1978, of the former genus-flight captain Kim Lundgren in the US state of Oregon was, because during the German division, only the Jets of the allies in Berlin were allowed to drive.

After the fall of the Berlin wall, Joachim Hunold, a rose in 1991, the company and the German “Air Berlin GmbH & co. luftverkehrs KG and cried,” to life. A number of private people involved.

Since the beginning of 2006, Air Berlin is a capital company under English Law. In may 2006, the company went public. In the quest for growth Air Berlin took over dba and LTU, Austrian, Niki and the Swiss airline Belair.

Economically, the company was but since the IPO, mostly in the red. Most recently it flew in 2015 a record loss.


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