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Strike called off at German airports

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A planned strike by air traffic controllers in Germany has been averted after the employers, the DFS, agreed to mediation.

The move came late on Monday night after a court in Frankfurt rejected an appeal by the DFS thus allowing the stoppage to go ahead.

It means there will be no strike for at least four weeks.

The action would have affected up to 400,000 passengers.

Some long-haul flights had already taken off in order to reach Germany before the action started.

And some airlines including Lufthansa, Air Berlin and Condor had brought many departures forward to avoid the strike.

Those revised flight departures will stand for some people especially where flights are part of package tours.

Passengers are being advised to check with their airline.