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Lufthansa cancels 100s of flights

2010-02-22 08:20

Berlin - Hundreds of flights by German airline Lufthansa have been cancelled after more than 4 000 of its pilots began a four-day strike.

The airline said on Monday that despite the walkout organised by the Cockpit pilots union, it was maintaining many domestic flights and short-haul routes across Europe, though many of its long-haul flights to the US, including New York and Denver, were canceled.

Other flights to Africa, South America and Asia were still scheduled to operate.

"Usually we have 1 800 flights a day," the airline said. "For today, we foresee about 1 000 flights planned, but there may be more flights that could canceled during the day."