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Lufthansa slashes flights amid Fraport personnel shortages

Lufthansa slashes flights amid Fraport personnel shortages
Lufthansa slashes flights amid Fraport personnel shortages   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022
By Reuters

BERLIN – German flag carrier Lufthansa said it would cancel some domestic flights to Frankfurt from Thursday, an announcement that follows a staffing shortage warning from Germany’s biggest airport operator, Fraport.

Lufthansa will offer replacement train connections to passengers who booked the affected flights, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Earlier Wednesday, Fraport warned of cancelled flights from this week as it was struggling to hire enough people after massive job cuts due to the COVID-19 crisis, especially in the field of ground handling.

Britain-based aviation companies including low-cost carrier easyJet and British Airways have also cancelled flights as the lower capacity clashed with a peak in demand due to the Easter holidays.