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German airline cancels hundreds of flights due to lack of staff

German airline cancels hundreds of flights due to lack of staff

German airline Lufthansa canceled about 900 flights within Germany and Europe in July due to staff shortages.

 

The canceled flights, which were scheduled for all Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in July, “account for about 5% of an airline’s typical weekend capacity,” it said.

According to Lufthansa, “the entire aviation industry, especially in Europe,” is currently experiencing difficulties due to a “lack of personnel.” “This applies to airports, ground handling services, air traffic control, as well as airlines,” the airline said.


It is emphasized that airports, airlines and ground handling groups have cut jobs during the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and are now trying to hire new employees.