Fraport Orders Halt To Frankfurt-bound Flights

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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.

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