Lufthansa To Cancel 800 Flights Over Strikes

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Updated April 9, 2018
FILE COPY The name of German airline Lufthansa is pictured on a model aeroplane at the company’s headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, where the airline is presenting its annual report. Photo Credit: Daniel Roland / AFP


German airline giant Lufthansa said it will cancel “more than 800” flights Tuesday as public-sector workers walk out on strike for more pay, hobbling major airports like Frankfurt.

“Lufthansa must cancel more than 800 of its planned 1,600 flights tomorrow, including 58 long-distance services, because of the strike. The cancellations affect around 90,000 passengers,” the group said in a statement Monday, adding that service would be back to normal Wednesday.