Lufthansa Cancels Flights Amid Pilot Strike

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BERLIN — Lufthansa has canceled more than 200 short-haul flights as a result of a planned six-hour strike by pilots at Frankfurt airport, its main hub.

The airline sent text messages to 14,000 registered customers alerting them to changes, reserved 2,200 rooms at nearby hotels, and set up 500 cots in the airport for people not able to leave the airport for visa reasons. All actions before and during the strike were outlined in a message on the airline’s website.

The Vereinigung Cockpit union called pilots on Lufthansa’s short-haul fleet out on strike from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. local time Friday. The airline canceled a raft of flights to and from Frankfurt, the last on Saturday morning. Read more…

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The Associated Press

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