Lufthansa to cancel 600 flights on Thursday due to strike
Published on Mar 26, 2014 7:53 PM
FRANKFURT (AFP) - Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, said it will cancel around 600 European and domestic flights on Thursday due to a strike by ground staff, baggage handlers and maintenance workers.
The giant services sector union Verdi has called for the walkout at Germany's major airports over a pay dispute.
"The airlines of the Lufthansa group expect substantial disruptions to air traffic tomorrow, due to the strikes called by Verdi," it said in a statement on Wednesday.
It quoted media estimates that around 6,000 employees in Frankfurt alone would take part in the strike.
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