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Germany: Strike leaves THOUSANDS stranded in Frankfurt Airport01:38

Germany: Strike leaves THOUSANDS stranded in Frankfurt Airport

Germany, Frankfurt
December 2, 2014 at 10:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Frankfurt Airport ground to a halt on Tuesday as Lufthansa workers continued to strike over the breakdown of talks between the airline and pilots regarding retirement benefits. This resulted in hundreds of passengers being stranded in departure lounges, with 150,000 people expected to be affected in total.

While mostly short-haul flights were grounded on Monday, the strike was extended to long-haul flights on Tuesday. The strike is expected to cause around 1,400 flights to be cancelled. As the ninth walkout of 2014, Lufthansa estimates the strikes have cost an estimated €130 million ($161 million) in profit.

Germany: Strike leaves THOUSANDS stranded in Frankfurt Airport01:38
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Frankfurt Airport ground to a halt on Tuesday as Lufthansa workers continued to strike over the breakdown of talks between the airline and pilots regarding retirement benefits. This resulted in hundreds of passengers being stranded in departure lounges, with 150,000 people expected to be affected in total.

While mostly short-haul flights were grounded on Monday, the strike was extended to long-haul flights on Tuesday. The strike is expected to cause around 1,400 flights to be cancelled. As the ninth walkout of 2014, Lufthansa estimates the strikes have cost an estimated €130 million ($161 million) in profit.