Lufthansa airline on Friday canceled almost all scheduled flights from its main German hubs in Munich and Frankfurt after pilots called for a strikeLufthansa stated that it had canceled 800 flights as of September 2, affecting "130,000 passengers".

After wage negotiations with the German airline failed, the pilots called for a strike that would affect both Lufthansa passengers and Lufthansa cargo. The strike started at 00:01 am on Friday and will continue till 23:59. According to Lufthansa, flight disruptions could result in additional "individual cancellations or delays on Saturdays and Sundays".

Almost 1000 Passengers Stranded at Delhi Airport

Due to the pilot strike, Lufthansa on Friday canceled two flights at Terminal 3 of Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, trapping around 700 passengers.

Over 100 people, including friends and family of the reportedly stranded passengers, gathered outside the airport, demanding a refund or other accommodation. According to a senior police officer, on Friday at 12.15 pm, information was received about a crowd gathering on the main road in front of Departure Gate No. 1 at Terminal 3 IGI Airport.

According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Airport) Tanu Sharma, the mob demanded refund or alternative arrangements for their relatives who were present inside the terminal building.


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