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FRANKFURT (Thomson Financial) - Air Berlin Plc. said it will permanently ground 14 of its aircraft and drop some of its long-haul destinations to help boost profitability, effective with the start of its winter flight schedule. The company, which last month issued a profit warning on surging fuel prices, will cut flight capacity by 10 percent this winter, with the bulk of reductions in the long-haul segment, at 30 percent, according to a statement. The number of aircraft in use will decline to 120 from 134, with primarily older planes being grounded.
The airline will suspend its Beijing and Shanghai services, just launched on May 1, and will halt flights from Dusseldorf, Germany to New York. There will be fewer long-haul flights to destinations such as Cape Town, Windhoek and Bangkok this winter as well. However, Air Berlin said it will add flights to high-volume destinations such as Miami, Cancun in Mexico and Jamaica's Montego Bay.