Air Berlin’s Frequent Flyer Program Files for Bankruptcy

By Jesse Sokolow on 25 August 2017
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An Air Berlin aircraft shortly after the bankruptcy filing

An Air Berlin aircraft shortly after the bankruptcy filing

Air Berlin’s frequent flyer program, TopBonus, declared bankruptcy on Friday. The news comes just ten days after the airline itself had declared bankruptcy.

TopBonus currently has approximately 4.3 million members, although they are at this point unable to use the program to claim rewards.

“Due to the current situation of Air Berlin and the direct connection for the frequent flyer program, TopBonus had no choice but to take this step,” said Etihad Airways, the major shareholder of the German airline, in a statement.

Air Berlin applied for insolvency on August 15, following the withdrawal of financial support from Etihad.

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