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Lufthansa to cancel 3,800 flights due to pilots' strike

Published on Mar 31, 2014 9:12 PM
 
A flight information board inform passengers about cancelled flights during a strike at Frankfurt airport on March 27, 2014. Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, said on Monday, March 31, 2014, that it will cancel most of its flights later this week due to a pilots' strike. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

FRANKFURT (AFP) - Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, said on Monday that it will cancel most of its flights later this week due to a pilots' strike.

"As a result of the planned strike by the pilots' union Cockpit, around 3,800 flights will be cancelled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. During the three-day stoppage by Cockpit teams, there will only be around 500 short- and long-haul flights by Lufthansa and Germanwings," the carrier said in a statement.

"A total of 425,000 passengers will be affected by the stoppages," it said.

Lufthansa said it would inform passengers via text message or email about the flight changes.

 
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