Lufthansa airline cancels 23,000 flights in April

SCHOENEFELD, GERMANY - MARCH 10: Passenger airplanes of German airliner Lufthansa stand parked at Berlin's new but not yet operational Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport on March 10, 2020 in Schoenefeld, Germany. Lufthansa announced recently that it has slashed over 7,000 flights scheduled for March due to a fall in demand in the wake of public fear over the coronavirus. As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection continues to rise daily across Germany so is the impact of the virus on everyday life. Businesses are increasing home office work, airlines are decreasing their flight capacity, schools with cases of the virus are closing temporarily, some sports events are void of spectators, shops are selling out of disinfectants and large-scale public events are being cancelled. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Source: CNN

Lufthansa has canceled 23,000 short-, medium- and long-haul flights between March 29 and April 24 because of coronavirus.

The German airline says the cancellations will mainly impact flights in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It is warning that further cancellations are expected in the coming weeks.


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