31 Mar '14, 1pm
#Lufthansa to cancel 3,800 flights due to pilots' strike
FRANKFURT (AFP) - Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, said on Monday that it will cancel most of its flights later this week due to a pilots' strike. "As a result of the planned strike by the pilots' union Cockpit, around 3,800 flights will be cancelled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. During the three-day stoppage by Cockpit teams, there will only be around 500 short- and long-haul flights by Lufthansa and Germanwings," the carrier said in a statement. "A total of 425,000 passengers will be affected by the stoppages," it said. Lufthansa said it would inform passengers via text message or email about the flight changes.