German carriers TUIfly and airberlin were forced to cancel flights Thursday after many aircraft crew called in sick on short notice following concerns about a partial merger between the two companies. TUIfly had to cancel 47 out of 110 planned flights and airberlin canceled 90 flights. TUIfly apologized on Twitter for the situation, and was unable to give reliable information on flight status. “We [are making every effort] to operate at least some part of our schedule,” a ...

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