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AirBerlin

IATA Code
ICAO Code
IATA Prefix
Callsign
AB
BER
745
Air Berlin
Air Berlin Airbus A3210-214
AirBerlin
Saatwinkler Damm 42-43
13627 Berlin
GERMANY

Tel.: +49 30 3434 1500
Fax: +49 30 3434 1509
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.airberlin.com

Type: Scheduled, charter, international, regional, domestic, pax, cargo
Owner: Etihad Airways (29.21%); Pegasus Airlines (16.48%), ESAS Holdings (12%); HJ Knieps (7.51%); TUI Travel (6.85%); Metolius Foundation (5.97%),others (38.46%)
Shareholding: Airberlin Turkey (50%); Niki (49.9%); Belair (49%); LTU (100%)
Employees: 8,900
Base: Berlin (TXL)
Hubs: Nuremberg (NUE)
Start of ops: April 1979
Alliances: American Airlines, Bangkok Airways; British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Finnair, Hainan Airlines; Iberia, Japan Airways, LAN Airlines, LGWr, Niki; Pegasus Airlines, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines
AirBerlin operates this equipment: Executives:
  • Boeing 787-8 (3 planned)
  • Boeing 787-9 (15 planned)
  • 24 x Airbus A320-200 (2 leased out)
  • 12 x Airbus A321-200 (+14 planned)
  • 14 x Airbus A330-200
  • 15 x Boeing 737-700
  • 35 x Boeing 737-800 (+30 planned)
Chief Executive:
Chief ops Officer:
Chief Financial Officer:
Chief Commercial Officer:
Wolfgang Prock-Schauer
Helmut Himmelreich
Ulf Hüttmeyer
Paul Gregorowitsch

Name Alias
IATA
Code
ICAO
Code
Country Base Dates
AirBerlin Air Berlin
AB
BER
Germany Berlin-Tegel 1991-
IPO in 5/06 (with 35% kept by original founders and management team). Deutsche Bank's share increased to 8.11% in 5/07, 18.8% in 7/07. 29.99% acquired 9/07 by Thomas Cook (against a controlling stake in Condor). 15.41% acquired in 12/07 by Vatas Holding GmbH (Berlin-based investment firm headed by London/South Africa Rob Hersov; later 18.6% hold by Harlem One; resold 4/4/08 to German financial institution), 3.1% acquired in 1/08 by Kamal Abdullah S Bahamdan, Saudi Arabia (KB Group Holdings) through Moab Investments. 18.94% acquired in 5/08 by Len Blavatnik (through Al Aviation Cooperatief UA), Russia but resold in 1/09 to unidentified parties (including 15.3% to Turkey's Sabanci family through their ESAS Holding, also owner of Pegasus Airlines). 19.9% share exchange with TUI announced 4/09, abandonned 9/09 due to objection from German anti-cartel authorities; only 9.9% purchased by TUI (through Leibniz-Service) in 10/09. Joined OneWorld alliance (announced 26/7/10, effective 20/3/12). Etihad Airways share increased from 2.99% to 29.21% for €73m in 12/11.
Air Berlin USA  
ZF
Germany Berlin-Tegel 1978-1991
Started ops on 28/4/79