Lufthansa to cancel 3,800 flights due to pilots' strike
Published on Mar 31, 2014 9:12 PM
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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