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End October airline update

So Air Berlin is no more,  last flights were Saturday. A large part, including “summer sun” subsidiary Niki, which operated to Rhodes, has been sold to Lufthansa, and quite a few former Air Berlin flights are operating under the Lufthansa low-cost Eurowings brand already. A smaller bit, some 25 planes worth, will be sold to easyJet, mostly operating out of Berlin Tegel. They will fly a skeleton service during the winter and expand for the summer timetable.

We’ll need to hold on for a bit to see what the summer 2018 service from Germany and Austria to Rhodes and Kos will look like, given these changes.

Thomas Cook Belgium has been sold to Brussels Airlines, who will continue to operate flights associated with their package holidays.