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Pilots ground Air Berlin flights as bid deadline nears

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By Victoria Bryan and Klaus LauerBERLIN (Reuters) - Insolvent Air Berlin cancelled about 100 flights on Tuesday after pilots called in sick in unusually high numbers, potentially hampering an attempt to find investors to rescue Germany's second-largest airline.Air Berlin filed for bankruptcy protection last month after its biggest shareholder, Etihad Airways, withdrew funding following years of losses. Potential investors have until Sept. 15 to submit binding offers for the German airline."We must return to stable operations. That is crucial in order to bring talks with investors to a ...

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First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 16:37 IST