#AceWorldNews – GERMANY – Lufthansa has cancelled about 600 flights – about one-third of its services – on Thursday due to a planned strike by public-sector workers across Germany’s airports, Reuters said.
Lufthansa, Germany’s largest airline, which typically operates around 1,800 flights on a Thursday, said it was cancelling almost all of its domestic flights that were due to take off before 1300 GMT.
Long-haul flights would also be affected. Trade Union Verdi has called on ground staff, baggage handlers and maintenance staff to strike during the morning shift on Thursday until around 1300 GMT.
A third round of pay talks is due to start at the end of the month.
It took the government 11 years to furnish the records, requested in May 2002 as part of JW’s Terrorism Research and Analysis Project, and they are just as alarming today as they would have been a decade ago. The documents, from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) reveal that Al Qaeda had a sophisticated plan to hijack a commercial airliner departing Frankfurt International Airport between March and August 2000. The hijack team was to consist of an Arab, a Pakistani and a Chechen and their targets were U.S. airlines, Lufthansa and Air France. http://www.judicialwatch.org/document-archive/document-analysis-of-al-qaeda-plot-to-hijack-plane-in-frankfurt-germany/