September 4, 2017 / 8:46 AM / a year ago

RPT-German businessman Alexander Skora joins bidding for Air Berlin

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FRANKFURT, Sept 4 (Reuters) - 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. (Reporting by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Mark Potter)

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