Lufthansa resumes flights after ‘massive’ strike impact

Lufthansa has warned of continuing delays and cancellations as it resumes operations today (Thursday) after a 27-hour strike by ground handlers.

The action, which forced the carrier to cancel between 80% and 90% of its schedule affecting more than 100,000 passengers on Wednesday, was due to end this morning.

The Verdi union targeted the carrier’s main hubs at Frankfurt and and Munich as well as other German airports in a pay dispute.

The airline said: “Lufthansa plans to gradually resume flight operations in Frankfurt and Munich after the end of the Verdi strike on Thursday morning. 

“Due to the massive impact of the strike on our flight operations, there may still be a few delays or flight cancellations throughout Thursday.

“We regret the inconvenience to our guests.”

Verdi has threatened to extend its strikes if the airline’s executive board does not improve its current offer for ground staff.  

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