EasyJet PLC (LON:EZJ) has confirmed it has bought part of collapsed Air Berlin’s operations at Berlin Tegel Airport.
The budget carrier said the acquisition of the operations, including runway slots and 24 aircraft, will make easyJet the leading airline in Berlin.
"This move is consistent with easyJet's strategy of purposeful investment in strong number one positions in Europe's leading airports,” said easyJet chief executive, Johan Lundgren.
“As a result of our acquisition, easyJet will operate the leading short haul network at Tegel connecting passengers to and from destinations across Germany and the rest of Europe.
“This is in addition to easyJet's existing base at Berlin Schönefeld and means that easyJet will be the leading airline to and from Berlin."
The company had announced that it agreed to take over the assets for €40mln in October two months after Air Berlin filed for insolvency.