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Lufthansa Passengers Face Day of Turmoil as Staff Strike

  • Dislocation will likely persist into end of the travel week
  • Airline says 130,000 travelers face disruption Wednesday
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Deutsche Lufthansa AG passengers in Frankfurt and Munich face an almost complete shutdown of operations on Wednesday as a walkout by ground crew forces Europe’s largest airline group to cancel more than 1,000 flights at its two busiest German hubs. 

The airline axed the services at short notice, slamming unions for causing major damage by escalating a wage dispute that Lufthansa said was previously constructive.