Lufthansa scraps 2,000 more flights

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DEUTSCHE Lufthansa AG plans to cut an additional 2,000 flights until the end of August, bringing the total to 6,000, reports Bloomberg News.

Most of the flights affected are routes scheduled to take off from Munich or Frankfurt.

The move “”is meant to counter the precarious situation”” at its two major German hubs, according to Lufthansa representative Thomas Jachnow.

Lufthansa previously cancelled 3,100 flights after a wave of Covid crisis infections mopped through its workforce.

The carrier later scrapped another 770 flights and restricted seat sales to its most expensive category to limit availability.

The move raised the price of the cheapest return flights between London and Frankfurt to US$1,003.

Other EU airlines have been hit hard by staffing shortages and travel as demand rebounds following the easing of Covid crisis restrictions.

British Airways scrapped 13 per cent of flights, with London Heathrow airport asking carriers not to sell additional tickets.