JET SET GOBankrupt Air Berlin is auctioning EVERYTHING – from plane seats to meal trolleysAVIATION fans are turning up in droves to bid for aeroplane seats, trolleys or even airline chocolates. To pay off as many of the unpaid bills as possible, German authorities licensed auction house Dechow to sell the Air Berlin inventory. 

JET SET GO

Bankrupt Air Berlin auctions EVERYTHING – from plane seats to meal trolleys

Aviation fans are turning up in droves to bid for aeroplane seats, trolleys or even airline chocolates

BANKRUPT German airline Air Berlin has put its entire inventory up for auction.

Airline fans are turning up in droves for the unique chance to bid for aeroplane seats, trolleys or even airline chocolates.

 Air Berlin has put its entire inventory up for auction, including these double business class seats currently at €1,500

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Air Berlin has put its entire inventory up for auction, including these double business class seats currently at €1,500
 Entire batches of Air Berlin chocolate hearts are being auctioned too

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Entire batches of Air Berlin chocolate hearts are being auctioned too
 This aeroplane trolley is currently being valued at £1,061

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This aeroplane trolley is currently being valued at £1,061

Air Berlin was Germany's second biggest airline after Lufthansa, and took part in the Oneworld airline alliance spearheaded by British Airways.

After years of losses, Air Berlin filed for insolvency on August 15 last year and ceased all operations on October 27, with a total deficit for 2016 alone totalling a staggering £693.4 million.

To pay off as many of the unpaid bills as possible, German authorities licensed auction house Dechow to sell as much of the Air Berlin inventory as possible for the highest price.

Until 2nd February, items such as life jackets, quilts, aeroplane models and even entire sets of airline seats are being auctioned.

 A batch of 10 metal suitcases full of children's toys are currently at £134

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A batch of 10 metal suitcases full of children's toys are currently at £134

 One of the more expensive items is a giant Airbus A320 model

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One of the more expensive items is a giant Airbus A320 model
 A Smart car in Air Berlin colours already has a bid for £3,377

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A Smart car in Air Berlin colours already has a bid for £3,377

A giant hall in the city of Essen measuring 4,000 square metres is currently filled to the brim with thousands of Air Berlin items.

Since Monday, anyone can place a bid for any of the Air Berlin items, with the auction house already recording 2,000 bids in the first half hour alone.

A double business class seat made out of blue leather from a long-haul aeroplane started at €150 for bids but is currently at €1,500(£1,333).

Entire batches of Air Berlin chocolate hearts that were traditionally given to passengers after each journey are being auctioned too.

Those with a sweet tooth can buy 4.5lbs of chocolate hearts made by confectioners Lindt and Spruengli, with current bids at around the €220 (£195) mark.

A batch of 10 metal suitcases full of children's toys are currently at €151 (£134), while a Smart car in Air Berlin colours already has a bid for €3,800 (£3,377 ).

One of the more expensive items is a giant Airbus A320 model (1:5 scale), with anyone interested needing to top a €6,000 (£5,330) bid.