Air Berlin cancels order for 33 Boeing jets

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 26, 2014 at 10:51 a.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's second-biggest airline, Air Berlin, says it has canceled an order for 33 new Boeing jets with a list price of some $5 billion.

Air Berlin said Friday that an agreement to terminate orders for 18 Boeing 737 aircraft and 15 Boeing 787 aircraft doesn't involve any compensation to the American plane maker.

The airline's chief financial officer, Ulf Huettmeyer, said that canceling the planes "will significantly reduce future capital expenditure for Air Berlin and improve our balance sheet."

Air Berlin, in which the United Arab Emirates' Etihad airline holds a minority stake, is engaged in a long-term effort to cut costs.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast