On 16 May, it was published that several parts of the bankruptcy estate from Cimber Sterling was sold, hereby the ACMI contract with Scandinavian Airlines. The buyers of the contract was the former key people of Cimber Sterling, Jørgen Nielsen (son of the Cimber Air founder Ingolf Nielsen), the former juridical director Alex Dyrgaard, and the former CEO of the airline Jacob Krogsgaard. The deal included 114 employees would continue in Cimber A/S. At the same time, Scandinavian Airlines and Cimber A/S signed an extension of the agreement, valid till the summer 2014. Cimber had no plans of flying under own name, but will only operate for other airlines.
In September 2014, Cimber announced the shutdown of its operations by March 2015 as Scandinavian Airlines as their single customer wouldn't renew their contracts. But in December 2014 Scandinavian Airlines announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Cimber for DKK20m ($3.3). Scandinavian Airlines plans to transfer 12 CRJ900 aircraft to Cimber to operate from Copenhagen Airport and to continue with the Cimber's previous plans to retire its ATR 72 and CRJ200 aircraft.