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Lufthansa strike causes travel misery during school holidays


Germany

Lufthansa strike causes travel misery during school holidays

More than 1400 flights have been cancelled as pilots working for the German airline Lufthansa began a two-day strike.

Short and mid-length services mostly within Europe have been hit by the stoppage. Lufthansa’s low-cost Germanwings is not affected.

The strike – the eighth this year at Lufthansa is over an early retirement scheme dispute.

The industrial action follows a long weekend stoppage by train drivers and comes at the start of half-term holidays in nearly half of Germany’s 16 federal states.

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