Lufthansa strike grounds hundreds of flights
- Published: 4 Sep 2012 at 23.01
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German flag carrier Lufthansa on Tuesday cancelled more than 200 flights at its Frankfurt hub, Europe's third busiest, as cabin crew stepped up strike action and extended it to Munich and Berlin.
Lufthansa said it had grounded more than half of its scheduled services _ 217 out of 370 in all _ due to the strike over pay and conditions, with short and medium-haul flights the worst affected.
In addition to the cancellations, reduced capacity at Frankfurt led to approximately 80 further delays, said a spokesman for Brussels-based Eurocontrol, a multinational air navigation safety body.
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