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

1,003 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
3 November 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2018
Foreseen end date
30 September 2018


On 3 November 2017, the British airline EasyJet announced that it will take over 1,003 Air Berlin employees between January 2018 and September 2018 as part of the take-over of 25 Air Berlin aircrafts. EasyJet and the United Services Union (Ver.di) agreed to following terms: EasyJet will offer affected employees German employment contracts based on rates negotiated by Ver.di. Furthermore, employees will receive a transitional allowance between €800 and €40,000 depending on their qualifications and the time they have to wait before starting work at EasyJet. Lastly, both EasyJet and Ver.di agreed on terms regarding a relocation of crews from Hamburg and Schönefeld to Tegel. Details have not been published.

It is expected that the competition authorities will agree to the take-over in December.

See also Air Berlin bankruptcy (Air Berlin, 2017) for further information.


  • 3 November 2017: Handelsblatt (online)
  • 3 November 2017: Süddeutsche Zeitung (Online)


Eurofound (2017), EasyJet, Business expansion in Germany, factsheet number 92488, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92488.