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More flights cancelled in wake of Lufthansa strike

Published on Sep 5, 2012 3:47 PM
Flight passengers wait on Sept 4, 2012 at the airport in Frankfurt/M., western Germany. Cabin staff at German airline Lufthansa were staging fresh strikes at three main airports, causing major disruption with the cancellation of scores of flights. -- PHOTO: AFP

FRANKFURT (AFP) - German airline Lufthansa on Wednesday cancelled more than 20 more flights to and from Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich due to the knock-on effects of the previous day's strikes by cabin staff.

"The Independent Flight Attendants' Organisation or UFO has ended the strikes at Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich airports. Flight operations from and to Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich are still affected," Lufthansa said in a statement posted on its website.

It warned of "unscheduled cancellations and delays of Lufthansa flights", but said services operated by its regional subsidiaries, Air Dolomiti, Augsburg Airways, CityLine, Eurowings and Germanwings would not be affected.

"However, at this stage Lufthansa cannot say for sure what exact impact the strike action will have. Even after the end of the strike, we foresee irregularities in flight operations," it warned.

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