Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.1 - Passenger air transport

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 October 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


German airline Air Berlin is to cut 200 additional jobs in 2015. As announced on 27 October 2014, recent cost cuts are not sufficient to make the company run profits again.

The job reduction will mainly affect administration and ground staff. It shall be implemented without operational dismissals and in a socially acceptable manner, for instance by not refilling vacant positions.

Air Berlin has only run a profit once in recent years and suffers from a failed expansion strategy. In the past year, the company has already cut 900 jobs (see FS2013). Currently, Air Berlin employs around 8,500 people.


  • 28 October 2014: FAZ
  • 27 October 2014: Börse Online
  • 27 October 2014: Rheinische Post Online


Eurofound (2014), Air Berlin, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 77751, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77751.