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DBA And AirBerlin To Cooperate  
User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 4550 posts, RR: 29
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

I didn't find a thread on this topic yet, even though this surprised me. So if it already was posted, just delete it  Smile

Air Berlin and DBA announced today that they will cooperate, from December it will be possible to book AB flights via the DBA homepage and vice-versa.

This is no merger, just a cooperation, but it is an interesting development.


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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

I also find it surprising nobody mentioned it on this forum -because a possible marriage between the two companies would build Europe's second largest Lowcost carrier..
Air Berlin has currently 51 Planes, DBA 31 and GEXX about 18 (without counting the ones leased to DBA..)

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User currently offlineA350 From Germany, joined Nov 2004, 1133 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

A co-operation, or even one day a merger of these airlines would definitely a smart step. They fit together very well, since they are all a kind of hybrid between LCC and legacy and offer excellent alternatives to both.


User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 4550 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

Quoting A350 (Reply 2):

True, especially as both offer inflight service. While the dba service isn't great (one drink and a snack), it is better than nothing.

There is one point, however, where the philosophies are completely different. AB hates unions and has a dubious opinion towards employees rights, while DBA traditionally is very open towards this issue. But as long as this is no merger, I see no problems coming up.

To me it is extremely surprising to see that DBA is still around. They have been on my "death" list for years, because they usually made losses. It seems Wöhrl has changed it, and I really like the airline. So I am sure DBA has a future...

User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4706 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

This is merely the first, very shallow step in what could possible become a full-blown cooperation. Right now, both airlines are only offering the flights of their respective partner on their own website, but don't codeshare or pay commission for bookings via the other website.

Personally, I strongly hope that both airlines will at least integrate their schedule under one frequent flyer program - this alone would probably already be a strong competitor for Lufthansa's measely "Miles&Less" program here in Germany.

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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

Together they would be nearly as big as Easyjet in terms of aircraft number ( DBA,Air Berlin ,Niki and GEXX combined )
But at this stage Air Berlin ist still mainly a warm-water Airline with increasing number of "business destinations" ,whereas DBA is purely a" Business destination" company.The combined airline-group should have more destinations away from pure warm water airports and add France to it's list of countries.(other than Paris,already served by Air Berlin,Niki and DBA )
Also Croatia is missing on their list,although competetive airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet are targeting the former Yougoslavia.With the former flag-carrier JAT being in bad shape,Beograd would be an interesting destination as well.

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