Lufthansa to Scrap Flights at Major German Hubs Amid Strike

Deutsche Lufthansa AG will suspend almost its entire flight operations in Frankfurt and Munich on Friday because of a strike by pilots who are demanding higher pay

adding another day of major disruptions to what has already turned into a summer of travel chaos.

In total, about 130,000 passengers will be affected as Lufthansa scraps 800 flights at its two biggest German hubs, according to a statement.

Some disruptions will already occur on Thursday, according to the carrier. Lufthansa fell as much as 4% in Frankfurt.

Pilots at Lufthansa called a one-day strike following the collapse of wage talks.

Lufthansa said it has “absolutely no understanding” for the decision to strike, after making what it called “a very good and socially balanced offer.”

According to the airline, giving in to pilot demands would increase payroll costs by more than 40%.

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