German airlines Lufthansa and Air Berlin said they will resume flights to Israel on Saturday, lifting a ban imposed in response to fears that rockets being fired from the Gaza strip could pose a threat to aircraft.
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Air Berlin's management is considering splitting the group in two, German magazine Focus reported on Sunday, citing remarks by one of the company's senior managers.
Air Berlin, in which Gulf carrier Etihad owns a 29.2 perc
Etihad Airways is still negotiating commercial terms for a potential investment in Alitalia and is close to extending its partnership with Air Berlin, the chief executive of the Abu Dhabi airline said on Monday.
The Gulf carrier i
German airline Air Berlin , which is almost 30 per cent owned by Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, will be delisted, with Etihad raising its stake to 49.9 per cent, German weekly WirtschaftsWoche reported on Saturday.
Etihad will not be rushed into making a decision over an investment in struggling Italian airline Alitalia, the chief executive of the Abu Dhabi-based airline said on Monday.
"There are no plans to make any announcement at th
Gulf carrier Etihad Airways intends to take control of Air Berlin's frequent flyer loyalty programme TopBonus, according to a filing placed with competition regulator the Austrian Cartel Authority on Wednesday.
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is urging German peer Air Berlin, in which it holds some 30 per cent, to offer joint flights with Air France, German paper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported, citing Etihad's chief executive.
Air Berlin will join the oneworld alliance of airlines on March 20, Germany's second-largest airline said on Thursday, allaying concern in the industry an investment deal with Gulf carrier Etihad may have prevented it becoming a full member.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, dismissed a report that it would take a stake in Air Berlin, after a magazine reported Germany's second-biggest carrier would announce the deal this week.
"The entire report is inaccurate,"