Lufthansa cancels 44 to/from Russia over pilots strike

The German airline company Lufthansa has cancelled 44 flights to and from Russia because of a two-day strike begun by its pilots on Monday, the company told Interfax.

The German airline company Lufthansa has cancelled 44 flights to and from Russia because of a two-day strike begun by its pilots on Monday, the company told Interfax.

Two flights from Vnukovo Airport to Frankfurt are cancelled on December 1 and one on December 2, the company has canceled one flight from Domodedovo to Frankfurt on December 1; three flights to Frankfurt and three to Munich on December 2; and one flight to Munich on December 3.

Two flights From Pulkovo (St. Petersburg) to Frankfurt and one to Munich have been cancelled. On December 2, three flights to Munich and three to Frankfurt are cancelled.

A flight from Nizhny Novgorod to Frankfurt on December 1 has also been cancelled. So has one flight to Frankfurt from Samara on December 2.

It was reported earlier that Lufthansa had had to cancel 48 percent of its flights scheduled for Monday and Tuesday due to the pilots' strike. The cancellation of 1,350 flights will affect 150,000 air passengers. The airline's pilots also staged strikes in October, which led to the cancellation of 34 flights to and from Russia at the time.

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