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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 September 2018

German businessman bids for Air Berlin

Plan would see Lufthansa would take over Air Berlin's long-haul routes

Air Berlin's aircraft at Tegel airport in Berlin. The airline is up for sale. Axel Schmidt/Reuters
Air Berlin's aircraft at Tegel airport in Berlin. The airline is up for sale. Axel Schmidt/Reuters

The German businessman Alexander Skora is bidding for Air Berlin with unidentified international investors and aims to keep it flying with a limited route network, he said in a statement on Monday.

"I mean routes such as Majorca and other selected destinations," he said.

Under his proposal, Lufthansa would take over Air Berlin's long-haul routes and easyJet other European routes, the statement said.

Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline, filed for bankruptcy protection in August after shareholder Etihad Airways withdrew funding following years of losses.

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