The Straits Times
Published on Sep 07, 2012

Cabin crew strike grounds 900 more Lufthansa flights


BERLIN (AFP) - A 24-hour cabin crew strike has grounded half of Lufthansa's flights on Friday, a spokesman for the top German carrier said.

"On average, there are 1,800 Lufthansa flights during a normal day, around half of these flights will take place," he said after the start of the latest in a series of work stoppages in a dispute over pay and conditions.

"All German regions and all types of flights are affected," he said, including long-haul flights which in the past strikes have been the least disturbed by the stoppages.

Lufthansa's hub in Frankfurt, Europe's third-largest airport, "is strongly affected," he added.