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Lufthansa Prepares to Cancel More Flights as Chaos Spreads

  • About a fifth of departures on some days next week affected
  • Cancellations to hit so-called “fourth peak” later in day

Deutsche Lufthansa AG is preparing another wave of flight cancellations due to staff shortages, adding to Europe’s travel chaos as the crucial summer vacation season kicks off.

Europe’s biggest airline is preparing to eliminate about one fifth of departures from its Frankfurt and Munich hubs on select days next week, according to a spokesman. The move will affect flights that depart in the so-called fourth peak, the last round of departures from the airports.