20 JANUARY 2014


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Article from BTNews 20 JANUARY 2014

airberlin and Etihad

At a press conference in Berlin, airberlin and Etihad Airways unveiled an Airbus A320 aircraft in a specially designed joint livery, symbolising the close ties between the two airlines.

Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, airberlin’s Chief Executive Officer, and James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Air Berlin Plc, gave details of how air travellers will continue to benefit from the special partnership and the progress made over the first two years of the partnership.

Mr Prock-Schauer said: “The comprehensive commercial partnership with Etihad Airways has brought many benefits to airberlin, including our shares of joint revenues of €200m, which is integral part of our turnaround programme.

airberlin and Etihad Airways operate 42 weekly flights between destinations in Germany and Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

James Hogan said: “Since the launch of the partnership two years ago, commercial ties between Etihad Airways and airberlin have deepened significantly.  During this time airberlin’s new business strategy has made great progress and Etihad Airways continues to place its full support behind the airline and its management.  We are confident that airberlin is on the right path back to profitability and the next phase in the airline’s proud history.” (See also Alitalia latest)

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