AIRBERLIN UNVEILS EXTENSIVE RESTRUCTURING PLANS
airberlin has announced a far-reaching restructuring of its business. Plans call for the company to concentrate its core operations as a network carrier serving higher-yield markets from its two key hubs in Berlin and Dusseldorf, with a core fleet of 75 aircraft. Its leisure operations will be spun off into an independently operated business unit.
According to the company, the restructuring will idle up to 1,200 workers; some opportunities will be offered to these employees within the Etihad Airways Partners group of airlines, which include Jet Airways, Air Serbia, Etihad Regional, Alitalia, Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways.
The move means airberlin’s profitable long-haul program will be expanded with new routes and additional frequencies, particularly to the United States. The airline’s short- and medium-haul program will concentrate on year-round business markets with a strong focus on Italy, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. It will also aim to build a higher share of domestic business travel.
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