Lufthansa cargo shipments slowed by ground staff strike in Germany

Side view of a Lufthansa plane being loaded with cargo at night.

A strike by ground workers for Deutsche Lufthansa seeking higher pay has forced the airline to cancel hundreds of flights at its Frankfurt international hub and Munich, with many cargo shipments expected to be delayed. 

The labor action is the latest setback for European airports where airlines have proactively canceled passenger and cargo flights, or rescheduled them for less busy periods, to help cope with congestion caused by a crush of travelers overwhelming an understaffed aviation system.


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