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Strike causes “massive” disruption for Lufthansa


04/23/2013

Published on Apr 23, 2013

Lufthansa was forced to cancel almost all of its flights on Monday, as the airline’s workforce went on strike.

Germany’s national carrier admitted to suffering “massive flight cancellations and delays” on Monday after members of the ver.di union downed tools in protest at the airline’s restructuring plans.

Of the 50 long-haul flights Lufthansa planned to operate from Frankfurt yesterday, only six operated as scheduled, while only three of the 17 long-haul services from Munich took off. In terms of short-haul services, only 20 of the 1,650 planned Lufthansa flights operated on Monday.

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