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Official: Lufthansa To Take Over 40 Airberlin Planes

We've known for a long time that airberlin has been in a rough financial situation, as they've fundamentally had an identity crisis. They couldn't decide whether they wanted to be a low cost carrier or a full service airline, in terms of their route network, product offering, etc. Despite Etihad's significant investment in airberlin, they've continued to rack up unsustainable losses, and needed a change.
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