Etihad Airways A330-200. By Rob Finlayson Etihad Airways has acquired 70% of Air Berlin’s topbonus frequent flyer program (FFP) for €200 million ($263.7 million), further strengthening their partnership. Last month, Air Berlin announced plans to spin off topbonus, which has 3.1 million members. The FFP will be acquired by a new entity called topbonus Limited, which will be 30% owned by Air Berlin and 70% owned by Etihad. “The entity will become part of a new ...

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