Spiralling Costs Airport Delays Threaten Air Berlin's Survival

Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline, has been slashing costs, cutting routes and doing everything it can to get back in the black. But repeated delays in the opening of Berlin's new airport have thrown it into a downward spiral from which it may never recover.
Air Berlin carriers at Berlin's Tegel airport. The airline wants to make the new Berlin airport its central hub.

Air Berlin carriers at Berlin's Tegel airport. The airline wants to make the new Berlin airport its central hub.

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Translated from the German by Nina Schick