The Straits Times
Published on Sep 04, 2012

190 Frankfurt flights hit by latest strikes: Lufthansa


FRANKFURT (REUTERS) - Lufthansa, Germany's largest airline, said it was cancelling 190 flights at its main Frankfurt airport on Tuesday due to a second round of strikes by cabin crew in a row over pay and conditions.

Lufthansa said only a handful of long-distance flights would be impacted, while around half of short and medium-distance flights were canceled.

The airline initially expected only 64 cancellations in the first eight-hour strike on Friday but ended up scrapping almost 200 flights, leaving 26,000 passengers stranded and costing it millions of euros.

Frankfurt airport, Germany's busiest, was also closed to inbound flights from Europe for several hours due to congestion.