Air Berlin flights were delayed or cancelled for a second day on Wednesday, as pilots staged a "sick out." They fear they could lose their jobs when parts of the insolvent company are taken over.
The German airline has faced its moment of truth as a fierce bidding war has basically closed. Wildcat strikes by pilots had complicated talks on the break-up of the carrier that filed for bankcruptcy protection.
There are still too many aviation competitors in the skies over Europe. A looming carve-up of Germany's second-largest and insolvent carrier, Air Berlin, is pointing to even more consolidation in the sector.
The insolvent German airline is taking another hit as an "unusually high number" of pilots have called in sick leading to a series of flight cancellations. Reportedly staff are unhappy about talks with potential buyers.
The German airline is bracing for a second day of flight cancellations amid a surge of sick notices from pilots. The costly move makes the already bankrupt company even less attractive to potential buyers, says its CEO.
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