Lufthansa to Cancel Nearly 900 Flights Wednesday

By Christian Stampfer on 22 November 2016
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A Lufthansa Airbus A330 in Munich

A Lufthansa Airbus A330 in Munich

MUNICH—Lufthansa said Tuesday that it will cancel 876 of 3,000 scheduled flights Wednesday due to a strike by its pilots.

The move follows a call by Vereinigung Cockpit, the union representing the airline’s 5,400 pilots, for a 24-hour strike in a continuing dispute over wages.

The German flag carrier has cancelled 51 intercontinental flights including seven to the United States as well as hundreds of short-haul flights. Customers will be given the opportunity to rebook or cancel with no penalty and are advised to check the carrier’s website for specific flight information.

The strike comes during one of the heaviest periods of travel in the United States, the Thanksgiving holiday week, although the overall impact on travelers will be minimal.

Lufthansa plans to operate flights from its hub in Frankfurt to Chicago, Houston, Miami, and Washington, D.C. in the United States and from its hub in Munich to Charlotte, N.C., Newark, N.J., and San Francisco.

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