Saturday 16 December 2017

Lufthansa cancels 3,800 flights

Lufthansa is cancelling flights because of a strike. (AP)
Lufthansa is cancelling flights because of a strike. (AP)

Germany's Lufthansa airline has announced it is cancelling 3,800 flights because of a three-day strike by a pilots' union later this week, affecting 425,000 passengers.

The cancellations include domestic and intercontinental connections and are being done in preparation for what is expected to be "one of the biggest strikes in Lufthansa's history", Germany's biggest airline said.

Lufthansa said even though the strike starts on Wednesday, some Tuesday flights have been cancelled for logistical reasons.

Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and the company's budget airline Germanwings are all affected.

Lufthansa had to cancel hundreds of flights last week when public sector workers went on strike at seven German airports in a dispute that had nothing to do with the airline.

Press Association

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