Hinrich Bischoff has been in Hospital since early October knwing that he won't make it to Chrismas.
He and Joe Hunold, (CEO of Air Berlin), disliked each other for years but since they started their cooperation some years ago they became friends biz- and privatwise.
Now, similar to NIKI, AB will manage Germania which is a personal wish of Mr. Bischoff.
The final (written) arrangements of the deal were made on Friday noon.
Just 2 Hours later by Phone all people that have been involved in the deal (Mr.Hunold, Some Germania-Reps, Attorney etc.( were informed that Dr.B passed away
So Hunold -who has the reputation of an A
- is in charge for the Germania-Operations.
Since AB has an continious lack of planes and Germania is working together with several of AB's Competitors it will be interesting what the final outcome will be.
In german forums there are some guesses but this might become another Issue to be discussed