by Michael Lowrey
AirBerlin was suppose to be the secret cavalry that would bring air service to Germany even if Lufthansa drops its CLT-Munich flight and/or US Airways/American Airlines ends its CLT-Frankfurt flight. Guess again. AirBerlin is a mess and to emphasize the point, it just cancelled its order for 15 787s (and 18 737s). Hard to add flights across the Atlantic when you’re not adding planes that can fly across the Atlantic. So sorry Uptown powers-that-be, Charlotte’s European air service upside is extremely limited at the moment.