Top­bonus and Air Ber­lin file for in­sol­vency

Business Traveller (Middle East) - - News -

TOP­BONUS WAS LEFT with “no other op­tion” than to sus­pend its pro­gramme af­ter Air Ber­lin filed for in­sol­vency. Mem­bers can ac­cess ac­counts but the earn­ing and re­demp­tion of miles re­mains sus­pended, ac­cord­ing to a web­site state­ment.

Eti­had Air­ways ex­pressed “dis­ap­point­ment” over Air Ber­lin’s de­ci­sion to file for in­sol­vency. The Ger­man air­line said it would con­tinue fly­ing with the help of bridg­ing gov­ern­ment loans, said it may buy parts of the air­line.“This de­vel­op­ment is ex­tremely dis­ap­point­ing for all par­ties, espe­cially as Eti­had has pro­vided ex­ten­sive sup­port to Air Ber­lin for its pre­vi­ous liq­uid­ity chal­lenges and re­struc­tur­ing ef­forts over the past six years,” Eti­had said 2011, and has since in­vested heav­ily in the strug­gling Ger­man air­line.

A oneworld state­ment says all flights op­er­ated by air­ber­lin and af­fil­i­ate NIKI con­tinue as nor­mal.

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