airberlin CEO commends speed of German Government bridging loan

17 August, 2017

airberlin CEO Thomas Winkelmann commented on the German Government's EUR150 million bridging loan, stating: "The speed with which all parties in the government worked impressed me... We avoided a national disaster" (Die Zeit/The Business Times, 16/17-Aug-2017). Mr Winkelmann reportedly expects the airberlin brand to eventually dematerialise, as rival carriers express interest in the carrier.