German leisure carrier TUIfly has decided to completely shut down flight operations Friday after many aircraft crew called in sick on short notice Thursday, a spokesman confirmed to ATW. The action follows concerns about a partial merger between the two companies. On Thursday, TUIfly had to cancel 47 out of 110 planned flights and airberlin canceled 90 flights. On Friday, TUIfly has canceled 108 flights, comprising 54 flights leaving from Germany and 54 from tourism destinations throughout ...

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