Air Berlin cancels flights

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Added On September 13, 2017

The insolvent German carrier Air Berlin canceled around 70 flights on Tuesday after many pilots called in sick.
 
Air Berlin is currently recording an unusually high number of sick notes among pilots.
   
The company urged affected passengers on its website not to travel to airports and to instead contact its hotline.
   
Local media reported that the cancellations were caused by "a revolt among pilots" over concerns that their jobs would not be saved after Air Berlin was sold.
   
Air Berlin is Germany's second largest airline and employs around 8,600 people.
   
It filed for bankruptcy last month as its biggest investor Etihad Airways withdraw support after years of losses.
   
However, Air Berlin's starting and landing rights at Duesseldorf and Berlin airports, as well as its profitable subsidiary Fly Niki, are seen as highly-prized assets in the industry.