Strike grounds Frankfurt flights

The strike of 200 workers started last Thursday and now looks set to continue to Tuesday and possibly longer.

Over 220 flights were cancelled on Monday leaving only 70 per cent of scheduled flights still operating. Fraport estimates the strike has so far cost it it €3.5-4 million euros (US$4.6-5.3 million) in lost revenue while Lufthansa, which has already cancelled 200 flights may have lost €40 million.

The workers claim their jobs are more complicated now ever since the airport opened a fourth runway in October last year.

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