Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines was forced to cancel 70 short- and medium-haul flights from last week until Monday due to a pilot shortage, mainly due to illness during the summer high season. According to the carrier, some flights could not operate because several pilots declared themselves “unfit to fly.” In addition, Austrian is transferring its Fokker 70/100 fleet to Embraer E195s, which has led to a shortage of available crews due to pilot retraining. ...

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