Lufthansa cancels 876 flights


Lufthansa cancels 876 flights FRANKFURT: Lufthansa said it was seeking a temporary injunction on Tuesday to avert a strike after cancelling nearly a third of its flights on Wednesday due to a planned 24-hour work stoppage then by its pilots.

The cancellations are the latest disruption to Lufthan­sa’s operations in a long-running pay dispute and the airline said that 876 out of roughly 3,000 flights scheduled for Wednesday have been cancelled, affecting about 100,000 passengers.

The labour court in Frankfurt said a hearing on Lufthansa’s injunction request was scheduled for 1400 GMT on Tuesday.

The planned strike, the 14th to hit the airline in its dispute with the Vereinigung Cockpit union, will run from midnight.


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