As Air Berlin adjusts its business plan to put the struggling airline on a stronger financial footing, its management has decided to defer delivery of Airbus and Boeing narrowbodies. The move focuses on aircraft scheduled to join the fleet in 2012 and 2013. Air Berlin still will take 31 aircraft in that period, but defer 19 single-aisle models. The move will ease the company’s debt load, management said in announcing the deal. Air Berlin is shifting eight Boeing 737s and 11 Airbus A320s ...
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