The European Commission has approved Germany’s plans to grant airberlin a temporary €150 million ($178 million) bridge loan. “The measure will allow for the orderly wind-down of the insolvent airline airberlin, without unduly distorting competition in the single market,” the Commission said Sept. 4. “At the end of the process, airberlin is expected to cease operating and exit the market.” The Commission was notified of the loan Aug. 15, after key ...

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