berlin - Air Berlin had to cancel dozens of flights on Tuesday after an unusually large number of pilots had reportedly been ill.
That has told a spokeswoman for the recently reported bankruptcy company Die Welt.
The fact that Air Berlin is still flying despite the bankruptcy is due to a bridging loan that the German government has provided under strict conditions. This allows the company to negotiate with potential buyers for healthy parts. Competitor Lufthansa is the main candidate for this.
With such a takeover, whether or not in parts, it is only the question of which conditions the pilots may go to a new owner. If the buyer is another airline, the new pitch order within the combined pilot corps usually also provides the necessary battle.