Airberlin files for bankruptcy

The German airline airberlin recently filed for bankruptcy, though flights are continuing for at least the next three months, thanks to an emergency loan from the German government.

The company operates low-priced short haul flights within Europe, and more recently has been offering cheap trans-Atlantic flights between the US and Europe. They also own and operate Austrian-based discount airline Niki, originally founded by racing driver Niki Lauda. The company has been losing money for years, and Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad, one of the company's major shareholders, finally pulled the plug on providing more operating cash.

Lufthansa, Germany's largest airline, is currently in talks to buy airberlin.

Show more posts

Compare Rental Cars

Find great deals on hotels

Eurailpasses and Train Tickets

A Single Stop for European Rail Travel

Hand Crafted Travel's Blog Archives

With over 40 years of travel experience, we are experts in many areas

Hand Crafted Travel respects your privacy. Learn more about our Privacy Policy.


Some offers that appear on this website are from companies from which Hand Crafted Travel® LLC may receive compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). Please view the Privacy Policy for more information.

Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any advertiser or affiliated company. Any product claims, statistics, quotes or other representations should be verified with the manufacturer or service provider.

All content © 1992 – 2022 Hand Crafted Travel LLC

We love cookies. Most cookies are delicious, but those aren't the kind of cookies we're talking about. We use little files called "cookies" to make our website awesome for you. By using our website you consent to our Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.