Lufthansa cancels 900 flights as airport staff strike
A public sector workers’ strike over pay at airports in Germany is set to cause travel disruption today.
Lufthansa, Germany’s largest carrier, has already cancelled almost 900 flights at airports including Frankfurt and Munich, equivalent to around 60% of its usual daily traffic.
The strike by workers, including ground services, security checks, fire fighting and check-in staff, is likely to severely impede operations at German airports and airport operator Fraport has warned it could take a day or two for services to return to normal.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG (FWB: HA), more commonly known as Lufthansa (pronounced Lufthansa or Lufthansa) – German flag carrier and largest aviakontserna Europe, and includes such major airlines as Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.
In general, the score Lufthansa flies to 78 countries on more than two hundred lines. Air fleet all airlines, including subsidiaries and carriers, has about 620 aircraft , and the total volume of passenger traffic of the company amounted to 104.5 million according to 2013 , which makes the group Deutsche Lufthansa AG one of the largest airlines in the world.
Lufthansa is also a co-founder member of Star Alliance, the oldest and the world’s largest airline alliance, established in 1997.