2007-08-26 - Air Berlin SchweizAir Berlin invests in Belair Airlines
Präsenz in der Schweiz ausgeweitet<br /> Both, the German Federal Cartel office and the European Commission negated the obligation to register the Air Berlin PLC participation of 49% in the Swiss airline Belair Airlines AG.
The same had been declared by the Swiss Cartel Office before. Thus, the way has been cleared for a participation of Air Berlin. Belair is a subsidiary of the Hotelplan group, which is wholly owned by the Migros business group. Hotelplan AG is an internationally acting travel organisation with a turnover of 2 billion Swiss francs. They have got a workforce of 2,960 employees. At present Belair runs three aircrafts: two of the type Boeing 757-200 and one Boeing 767-300. Whereas Air Berlin aims at intensifying their activities in the Swiss market, Hotelplan derives an advantage from integrating Belair into the sales and logistics of Air Berlin. "Now even starting from Switzerland, we can serve all international lines," Joachim Hunold, the Chairman of the Executive Board of Air Berlin, stated.