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November 21, 2017

Air Berlin forced to cancel over 100 flights as hundreds of pilots stage walkouts

Air Berlin, Germany’s second largest carrier, has been forced to suspend over a hundreds flights after a large portion of its pilots failed to report for duty.

The airline has experienced financial difficulties for years, and it’s only operating by a Government loan.

The situation came to a head when the airline was forced to declare insolvency last month, which deepened the rift between management and staff.

The financial support given by the German Government will keep Air Berlin flying for 90 days. Other airlines, Ryanair included, are already waiting on the outcome of the conflict in an attempt to acquire a portion of Air Berlin’s most profitable routes.

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