The first European airline group Lufthansa will cancel “almost all” of its flights in Germany on Wednesday due to a strike by its ground staff, the company announced in a press release in an already tense context for aviation.

Iran PressEurope: More than 130,000 passengers on nearly a thousand flights departing from and arriving at the two main hubs in Frankfurt and Munich are concerned, specifies the German company the day after the call for a strike by the Verdi union as part of the salary negotiations.

The services union on Monday announced a strike for the period from 03:45 a.m. (0145 GMT) Wednesday to 06:00 a.m. Thursday (0400 GMT) “to increase the pressure” on management as it demands a 9.5 raise % salaries.

This social movement will concern ground employees, particularly in maintenance, but also operators of aircraft towing vehicles, essential to the proper functioning of the airport, which means that it will have “a massive impact,” according to the carrier.

Lufthansa must therefore cancel a total of 678 flights in Frankfurt and 345 in Munich, including 47 as of Tuesday for the two most important hubs in Germany.


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