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Strike action hits German flights

Passenger looks at a departures board in Berlin
Lufthansa warned that further flights could be cancelled throughout the day

More than 200 flights in Germany and Europe have been cancelled by strike action at Lufthansa's regional carriers CityLine and Eurowings.

Members of the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots' union walked out at 2200 GMT on Sunday in a 24-hour strike over pay.

Flights from all major German airports, especially the hubs at Frankfurt and Munich, have been affected.

It comes less than a week after flights were hit by a strike by staff such as baggage handlers and check-in workers.

Lufthansa urged passengers to call before heading to the airport and consider alternative means of transport.

"We find it very unfortunate that passengers are bearing the brunt of this," a Lufthansa spokesperson said.

The airline warned that further flights could be cancelled throughout the day.


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