"German airline Air Berlin said on Friday it was considering ordering at least 40 new planes from European jet maker Airbus or its U.S. rival Boeing this
"We are thinking about a big order for the future -- either Airbus or Boeing," Joachim Hunold, managing partner of the Berlin-based airline, told reporters on the sidelines of a tourism industry show."
40 new planes ? Considering that they have 27 quite new B738, I doubt that they'll drop them. That would mean an expansion by more than 200% from their current fleet of 32 aircraft. Or could Air Berlin start long-haul service? I doubt it.