Airberlin has asked the governments of Berlin and North-Rhine Westphalia for a guarantee application. ATW understands this is an initial requirement to ask the state governments to guarantee its debts. The carrier must present a viable concept for the future of the company. “We placed a pre-requirement to these governments to prove a [possible] application [for state-aid],” an airberlin spokesman in Berlin told ATW. “This is now placed with the governments. We have done ...

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