Statement regarding the court decision on the codeshare flights with Etihad Airways
“We regret the decision of the Braunschweig Administrative Court. Our customers will not be affected. All previously booked Etihad Airways/airberlin codeshare flights will operate as planned.
Our prospective joint flight schedule remains unchanged and bookable. In addition, all flights via Abu Dhabi and connecting to the worldwide Etihad Airways network will continue to be marketed jointly. We continue to stand for competition in Germany and a better product offering for our customers.
Our partner Etihad Airways continues to stand behind airberlin, and we will support Etihad Airways in all measures.
airberlin is one of the leading airlines in Europe and flies to 138 destinations worldwide each year. The second largest airline in Germany carried more than 31.7 million passengers in 2014. airberlin offers a global route network through its strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, which has a 29.21 percent share in airberlin, and through membership of the oneworld® airline alliance. topbonus, the frequent flyer programme of airberlin is one of the leading programs in Europe with more than 4 million members. The airline with the award-winning service operates codeshare flights worldwide with 21 airlines. The fleet is among the most modern and eco-efficient in Europe. Together with other airlines, airberlin belongs to Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand with which Etihad has been uniting shared activities since the end of 2014.