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Lufthansa cancels almost all flights due to ground strike

Published on Apr 22, 2013 2:27 PM
 
Cancelled flights are seen on a flight schedule board next to the logo of German air airline Lufthansa at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt on Monday, April 22, 2013. Lufthansa said on Monday it has cancelled most of its domestic, European and long-haul flights at six German airports due to strike action by ground personnel and some cabin crew.  -- PHOTO: REUTERS

FRANKFURT (AFP) - German airline Lufthansa said on Monday it has cancelled most of its domestic, European and long-haul flights at six German airports due to strike action by ground personnel and some cabin crew.

Out of nearly 1,800 planned flights on Monday, "we will operate 20 short and medium-range flights and 12 long-distance services," a spokesman told AFP.

At Lufthansa's main hub in Frankfurt, Germany's biggest and Europe's third-biggest airport, just six out of a total 50 flights would go ahead, and three from 17 at Munich.

Services union Verdi called the strike after three rounds of pay talks with management ended without any agreement.

 
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