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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German businessman Alexander Skora is bidding for Air Berlin <AB1.DE> 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 <LHAG.DE> would take over Air Berlin’s long-haul routes and easyJet <EZJ.L> 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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