Having wound up the administrative and technical sections and transferred their functions to other group companies, Air Berlin, the parent company, is now planning to discontinue dba’s flight operations from November 30, 2008.
The 120 pilots and 175 flight attendants are to be offered comparable jobs within the group and at their current locations. A redundancy scheme is being prepared for those dba employees who do not want to accept such offers.
Ongoing discussions, also involving staff representatives, are currently being held with the unions concerned. dba currently operates nine aircraft independently. Three older Boeing 737-300s are to be retired from service in November 2008 as planned.