Lufthansa, Germany's iconic flag carrier, is snapping up the juicy bits of Air Berlin, including 81 aircraft and 3,000 employees. But there are a lot more planes and workers
Aviation watchers will know it has been a challenging year in European skies. UK airline easyJet has felt the squeeze like many of its rivals. Yet it's bullish about the future despite a sharp fall in profits.
Lufthansa has confirmed its full-year objectives, even as its third-quarter profit fell. The German airline group is expected to benefit from solid passenger demand as it swoops in on struggling rivals.
Germany's Lufthansa Group looks set to expand, even as some rival airlines cut back or fall into bankruptcy. It has set its sights on becoming a leading global player. But air travel markets remain fiercely competitive.
Insolvent German carrier Air Berlin has flown its last flight. It was a heartfelt event for many passengers and employees.
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