September 25, 2017
Bankrupt Air Berlin is Cancelling ALL Long-Haul Flights
Air Berlin filed for bankruptcy back in August 2017. The German government gave it a 150 million Euro loan at the time to keep it afloat while transitioning through bankruptcy. Since then, Air Berlin has been gradually reducing its flight routes while trying to sell off its assets. Lufthansa and EasyJet are currently the highest bidders trying to acquire whats left of the airline.
Per a press release this morning, Air Berlin will stop all long-haul flights by October 15, 2017 because its leases on those A330 aircraft are set to expire. Air Berlin also said it’s stopping flights from Hamburg-Munich and Cologne-Munich on September 29, 2017.
Air Berlin will notify passengers if their flights have been canceled and will rebook them if there are available alternatives. Customers who booked their tickets directly through Air Berlin after August 15, 2017 can be issued a full refund. If you incurred additional costs due to a cancellation, you can submit a claim here. They don’t mention what to do if you booked through a third party, though I suspect you can contact that third party booking site to get a full refund as well.