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Lufthansa Cancels Thousands Of Flights In Union Dispute

04/21/2013 01:20 EDT | Updated 06/22/2013 05:12 EDT
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Check in desks of German airline Lufthansa are deserted during a warning strike at the airport in Hanover, central Germany, on April 22, 2013. German airline Lufthansa said it has cancelled most of its domestic, European and long-haul flights at six German airports due to strike action by ground personnel and some cabin crew. AFP PHOTO / HOLGER HOLLEMANN / GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read HOLGER HOLLEMANN/AFP/Getty Images)
German airline Lufthansa has announced that most of its 1,700 scheduled flights on Monday have been cancelled.

The international airline posted a statement on its website Sunday warning passengers that it's only running 30 flights after ground staff called a one-day strike.

The statement says a few select short-haul flights within Germany will go ahead Monday.

Lufthansa rejected union demands last week for a 5.2-per-cent salary bump over the next 12 months. The union is also seeking guarantees concerning job cuts.

Last month, there was a similar one-day walkout.

The airline said it "regrets any inconvenience to Lufthansa passengers" and will do "its utmost to minimize impacts on passengers."

Passengers are asked to check the status of their flights — including ones slated to depart on Sunday night.

Flights on its Germanwings low-cost airline will not be affected.

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