The Straits Times
Published on Aug 31, 2012

Frankfurt airport hit by Lufthansa cabin crew strike


 FRANKFURT (AFP) - Passengers at Frankfurt airport, Europe's third busiest, faced delays and cancellations on Friday as more than 100 flights by Germany's main carrier Lufthansa were grounded due to a cabin crew strike.

A Lufthansa spokesman said the airline had been forced to cancel "most of our scheduled flights between 5am (1pm Singapore time) and 1pm (7pm Singapore time)" without providing any more exact figures.

The airline operates some 840 flights daily in and out of its main hub Frankfurt, 360 of them in the affected time period.

"Most are short and medium-haul flights, to Germany and the rest of Europe... only a few long-haul flights are affected," the spokesman said.