Lufthansa and German Government to Support the Restructuring of airberlin

Air Berlin A330-200
As part of its ongoing restructuring airberlin has filed a provisional insolvency proceeding in self-administration at the local court of Berlin-Charlottenburg today (August 15). This was followed by Germany’s national carrier, Lufthansa, announcing it will support airberlin’s restructuring efforts in cooperation with the German Government.
A Lufthansa statement said the move ensures that all aircraft that are currently operated by airberlin under a wet lease agreement for Eurowings and Austrian Airlines will continue operating as before.
Lufthansa is already in negotiations with airberlin to take-over parts of the airberlin Group and says it is exploring the possibility of hiring additional staff.