Lufthansa-Air Berlin Deal
Benefiting from low fuel costs, strong demand and the collapse of Air Berlin, the German flag carrier has reported record profits for 2017. But the air is getting thinner at the top of the European aviation business.
Italy's government is leaning toward Germany's flagship carrier as the number one candidate to take over the country's insolvent airline Alitalia, with a minister calling Lufthansa's bid the "most promising."
Investigators said they have "strong suspicions" that former members of the human rights body engaged in corruption. Azerbaijan is believed to have exerted influence to whitewash its human rights record.
Lufthansa has canceled hundreds of flights on Tuesday, as Germany braces for mass public sector strikes. Germany's largest airport in Frankfurt has warned of "significant delays and cancellations."
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