As the fate of Air Berlin lies in the balance, we take a look back at the troubled airline’s history.
From chocolate hearts to leather seats, Air Berlin fans have thousands of items to bid on. The items are expected to have cult status among collectors, according to the auction house's managing director.
Germany's biggest airline has been given EU clearance to buy up the assets of Air Berlin, which went bust earlier this year. The competition watchdog ordered the carrier to forgo some prized slots at Düsseldorf airport.
Austrian airline Niki has filed for bankruptcy protection after German carrier Lufthansa withdrew its takeover bid for the former Air Berlin subsidiary. Now passengers are stranded across Europe.
International Airlines Group, which operates British Airways and Iberia, is the only remaining bidder for insolvent budget carrier Niki, German media have reported, with a contract likely to be signed within days.
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