The BBC is reporting that Etihad Airways could be poised to take control of European budget carrier Air Berlin, in which it already has a major stake. Air Berlin was due to publish results on Thursday morning, but has postponed the announcement pending talks on “strengthening its finances”. A deal with Etihad would be the latest aggressive move by the Gulf airline into the European market – a trend that has European rivals increasingly worried.
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