airberlin CEO after easyJet agreement: We reached our goal!

airberlin CEO after easyJet agreement: We reached our goal!
airberlin agreed with easyJet on selling their last assets to them. After bankrupt airberlin sold NIKI to Airline company Walter (LGW), to Lufthansa Group and to Leisure Cargo and airberlin technic was sold to Nayak/Zeitfract all negotiations were concluded successfully.
easyJet will receive 24 airplanes from airberlin. Those aircrafts are mostly stationed at Berlin-Teleg airport. At the same time easyJet will employ 1000 Air Berlin staff in Berlin.
For 6000 airberlin associates, a job perspective was opened. 1300 will go to Lufthansa, 1700 NIKI employees will be employed by NIKI and airline company Walter.
1200 of the airberlin ground staff and 550 that were employed by airberlin technic will have a chance to enter a transfer company.
300 airberlin Technic people will be employed by Nayak/Zeitfracht.
It means more than 80 percent of all airberlin staff have secured new jobs.
Negotiations are subject to confirmation by German and EU regulaters.
Frank Kebekus who is in charge of the transition team said: We are happy about the positive negotiation with easyJet. It’s a milestone for us. All segments of airberlin are now sold.
Thomas Winkelmann, CEO airberlin said: “We have reached our goal. After our agreement with Lufthansa Group we now also have an agreement with easyJet. It’s good for airberlin staff. We were able to secure attractive jobs in Berlin for many. It’s also good for aviation in Germany. Competition and attractive offers will remain on this market. All of this is a great success.”

Author: Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.

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