Well, Air Berlin has been in one hell of a state – and a wind-down of the network is beginning… and it looks like 28th October will be last time an Air Berlin flight will take to the air
The situation isn’t pretty, with the airline spinning down for the final time on 28th October. Flights with an Air Berlin code (AB) will cease operating. Flights operated by NIKI (with an HG code) will continue to operate.
Those of you with outstanding debts from the airline are in the following situations:
- For passengers who booked before 15th August – You will need to go through the insolvency channels once they formally open.
- For passengers who booked after 15th August – the purchased price will be refunded. No Taxes will be refunded.
- No Re-booking to another airline will be allowed.
- No vouchers are allowed for booking.
Air Berlin is continuing to take new bookings until it’s wound down. I can think of less riskier gambles when it comes to booking airplane tickets… and booking one now doesn’t strike me as good sense. Also, putting any miles in Air Berlin’s TopBonus programme is akin to setting fire to miles.
The full FAQ is posted at https://www.airberlin.com/en/site/landingpages/flight_information.php
However, Air Berlin is formally in dead parrot territory. And no pining for the Fjords won’t help this airline any more.
With Lufthansa to buy a majority of the airline, the final days of this airline are fast approaching.
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