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An Air Berlin A320 departs from Berlin Tegel airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

Stranded Aircraft: The Aftermath of Air Berlin’s Demise

An Air Berlin Airbus A320 sits on the tarmac at Keflavik Airport in Iceland unable to depart. After filing for bankruptcy protection and ceasing operations in late October, Keflavik’s airport management had grounded the airplane following a battle over unpaid airport dues by the faltering airline. After months of negotiations, the aircraft was finally allowed to leave the island in November. The airport operator, Isavia, confirmed that the aircraft with the registration D-ABDX had been allowed to leave. The airport’s spokesperson…