Fraport Orders Halt To Frankfurt-bound Flights
Published: August 31, 2012
Frankfurt airport operator Fraport said on Friday it has asked for no Frankfurt-bound flights to depart from European airports due to a lack of parking positions after a strike disrupted hundred of flights.
It said the advisory did not affect intercontinental flights.
A strike by Lufthansa cabin crew in Frankfurt disrupted hundreds of flights on Friday, stranding thousands of passengers who faced further delays over a busy holiday travel weekend from a rolling series of stoppages about pay and cost cuts.
Germany’s biggest airline said it cancelled most of the 360 scheduled arrivals and departures at its Frankfurt hub during Friday’s eight-hour strike which followed the breakdown of 13 months of talks with the UFO union.