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Ailing Air Berlin cancels more flights as pilots call in sick again

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Air Berlin was forced to cancel flights for a second day on Wednesday after pilots again called in sick in unusually high numbers, potentially complicating efforts to rescue the insolvent carrier.Air Berlin, Germany's second-biggest airline, is set to be carved up, most likely among several buyers, with binding offers due this Friday.The airline filed for bankruptcy protection last month after its biggest shareholder, Etihad Airways, withdrew funding following years of losses. However, those losses are mounting as more plans are grounded. Air Berlin said it had cancelled ...

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 15:33 IST