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Lufthansa cancels 'almost all' flights Friday over strike

Protest affecting 130,000 passengers

01 September, 13:32
(ANSA-AFP) - FRANKFURT AM MAIN, SEP 1 - German airline group Lufthansa said it is cancelling "almost all" of its flights to and from its main German hubs in Munich and Frankfurt on Friday after pilots called a strike. The airline will cancel 800 flights on September 2 affecting "130,000 passengers", Lufthansa said in a statement on Thursday. Pilots called the industrial action affecting the Lufthansa passenger airline and Lufthansa Cargo after pay negotiations with the German airline collapsed.

The strike will begin at 00:01 am on Friday morning and end at 23:59 pm. The disruption to the flight plan could lead to further "individual cancellations or delays on Saturday and Sunday", Lufthansa said. (ANSA-AFP).

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