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No flights, no refunds for Air Berlin passengers

Almost 200,000 Air Berlin passengers will not be refunded for cancelled flights following the German carrier’s failure, Travel Weekly News says.

Air Berlin went into administration in August and confirmed last week it will cease flying on October 28 as Lufthansa announced a €200-million deal to acquire 81 of the carrier’s aircraft.

Up to 100,000 Air Berlin passengers with long-haul bookings will lose out when the carrier ceases long-haul flights on October 15.

Another 100,000 passengers booked to fly short-haul after October 28 will also lose out.

However, there will be no compensation for those who booked before Air Berlin went into insolvency on August 15 after leading shareholder Etihad withdrew support.

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