Lufthansa cuts flights due to Fraport staff shortage

Planes of German air carrier Lufthansa are parked at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, June 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo

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BERLIN, April 6 (Reuters) – German airline Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) said it would cancel some domestic flights to Frankfurt from Thursday, an announcement that followed a staff shortage warning issued by the most major German airport operator, Fraport.

Lufthansa will offer alternative train connections to passengers who have booked the affected flights, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Earlier on Wednesday, Fraport warned of canceled flights from this week as it struggled to hire enough people after massive job cuts due to the COVID-19 crisis, particularly in the field. ground handling. Read more

Britain-based airlines, including low-cost carrier easyJet (EZJ.L) and British Airways (ICAG.L), have also canceled flights as reduced capacity comes up against a spike in demand due to the holidays Easter. Read more

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Reporting by Zuzanna Szymanska, editing by Miranda Murray

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