NEWS Strike at Germanwings cancels 340 flights today

Lufthansa’s low cost airline, Germanwings has cancelled nearly 340 outbound flights from Germany in two days because of a walkout by pilots.

A Germanwings spokesman confirmed that “the strike began late last night and will continue until 2259 (UK Time) on Friday”

The strike had grounded 158 out of 430 flights on Thursday and 180 of 474 flights for Friday.

Aircraft and pilots are to be borrowed from other airlines and some of the passengers will be receiving tickets to travel to their destination by rail instead if possible.

Last December, Lufthansa has cancelled more than 1,300 flights due to a 36 hour strike by their pilots.

Germanwings aircraft on halt at Stuttgart Germany – @AFP