Pilots at Lufthansa went on strike on Friday, forcing the German airline to cancel hundreds of flights, stranding holidaymakers.

Iran PressEurope: The airline said it had canceled about 800 flights at its main bases in Frankfurt and Munich on Friday, affecting 130,000 passengers, and said it was working flat out to minimize the impact of the strike.

Labor union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) had called on more than 5,000 Lufthansa pilots to stage a 24-hour walkout, saying the latest round of wage talks had failed.

It is also possible that more flights will be canceled on Saturday and Sunday due to the consequences of this strike.

The Lufthansa pilots' union announced on Thursday that it had decided not to operate flights on Friday after the company opposed a pay raise for pilots. 219

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