Published in aero.de
BERLIN – Berlin-Tegel Airport will be the second largest location of the British aviation group Easyjet after London-Gatwick. But the airline needs jump start.
In the course of this summer, all 25 machines are to be used, which were taken over by the insolvent Air Berlin in Tegel, said Easyjet Germany boss Thomas Haagensen on Monday in Berlin.
Together with the twelve planes in Schönefeld, Easyjet would have stationed 37 aircraft in the Berlin region. The British company and Air Berlin had completed their business on Friday after the EU antitrust authorities gave the green light.
From January 8th, Easyjet will fly 19 destinations in Europe from Tegel, four of them in Germany. However, not all flights are handled by their own machines. “We need time to get the planes re-registered, and we have to hiring and training 1,000 people, that can not be done one day at a time,” Haagensen said.
That’s why Easyjet is working with three partners over the next few months to provide aircraft with crew: Condor, Cologne-based WDL Aviation and Latvian Smartlynx Airlines. A good 100 of the desired 1,000 pilots and flight attendants are hired and 330 are about to make a commitment.