Lufthansa cancels hundreds of flights today

Airport staff strike expected across Germany



Lufthansa has axed around 600 flights ahead of an expected airport staff strike across Germany due on Thursday.

Germany’s main union Ver.di is organising the action. Lufthansa is warning customers of mass cancellations.

Most of the cancellations will affect flights in Germany and Europe, in particular affecting airports in Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover and Stuttgart. Passengers have been told to refer to its website for more information.

The airline criticised the union’s decision to strike, taken in protest over a pay rise.

“Ver.di is accepting the fact [this strike] is exploiting people and companies uninvolved [in negotiations], just like it did during the security personnel strike in Frankfurt over a month ago,” Bettina Volkens, Lufthansa board member, said. “The Lufthansa group alone will suffer millions in losses even though we’re not involved this wage dispute.”

AFP, Reuters, dpa

[pictured: Lufthansa 747-8 Intercontinental]


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