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Air Berlin unit Niki denies has unpaid bills to tour operator


VIENNA Austrian airline Niki said on Wednesday it had paid all bills owed to a tour operator and it therefore expected to avert bankruptcy proceedings which have hit parent Air Berlin .


Airbus looks to China for A380 jumbo amid sluggish global sales 19 Sep 2017

BEIJING Chinese airlines could need between 60 and 100 Airbus A380 jets over the next five or so years as passenger traffic grows, the plane maker's China head said on Tuesday, amid rising questions over future demand for the super jumbo.


TUIfly eyes costs as it prepares to take back Air Berlin planes - HAZ 19 Sep 2017

BERLIN Tour operator TUI's airline TUIfly is seeking to cut its costs by at least 30 million euros (26.56 million pounds) as it prepares to take back aircraft it has leased out to insolvent Air Berlin's Austrian unit Niki, a German paper reported.


Ryanair, Norwegian Air end talks on flight connections 19 Sep 2017

DUBLIN/OSLO Budget airlines Ryanair and Norwegian Air Shuttle have halted talks on a flight connection agreement, both companies said on Monday.


BA owner IAG among bidders for Air Berlin - sources 18 Sep 2017

BERLIN/FRANKFURT British Airways owner IAG has joined the field of bidders for parts or all of insolvent German airline Air Berlin , two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.


New York rail operator bolsters security after London bombing 15 Sep 2017

NEW YORK The bombing of a packed London commuter train on Friday prompted officials to beef up security on New York City's subway system, major commuter rail networks, at airports and other locations.


Air Berlin's administrator takes in bids from Lufthansa, others 15 Sep 2017

BERLIN Lufthansa and several other parties had put in bids for parts of Air Berlin by the deadline of Friday set by the administrator of the insolvent airline which employs more than 8,000 people.


German union attacks Air Berlin administrators for decision delay 15 Sep 2017

FRANKFURT A German union criticised Air Berlin's administrators for delaying a decision on a carve-up of the insolvent airline until after this month's election, saying it was irresponsible to leave thousands of jobs in the balance.

Danish pension fund to buy stake in Copenhagen Airports in $1.6 billion deal 14 Sep 2017

COPENHAGEN Danish pension fund ATP has agreed to buy a 27.7 percent stake in Copenhagen Airports (CPH) from Australia's Macquarie for about 9.8 billion Danish crowns (£1.17 billion).


Former F1 champion Niki Lauda eyes parts of Air Berlin 14 Sep 2017

VIENNA/BERLIN Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda said he has partnered with holiday firm Thomas Cook's German airline Condor to make a bid worth around 100 million euros (£90.12 million) for 38 Air Berlin leased aircraft.