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Slow start for Lufthansa on new U.S. route after Air Berlin collapse

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Lufthansa's first flight from Berlin to the United States in over 16 years took off on Wednesday, although a slow start to sales shows the difficulties involved in trying to replace the gaps left by insolvent rival Air Berlin. Germany's second largest carrier Air Berlin filed for insolvency in August and carried out its last flight at the end of last month, leaving a gap in the market for long-haul flights from the German capital in particular."Of course bookings are slow at this stage," Lufthansa board member Harry Hohmeister told Reuters at Berlin's Tegel airport ahead ...

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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 06:50 IST