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Lufthansa Cancels Moscow Flights Amid Strike

Lufthansa canceled all flights to and from Moscow on Monday amid a one-day strike that grounded most of its aircraft.

"We can confirm that Lufthansa has notified us that it has canceled all of its flights Monday," said a spokesman for Domodedovo Airport, according to Interfax.

The status of seven regular flights scheduled for Monday was marked as "canceled" on the airport's online arrivals and departures table.

Lufthansa said it would cancel about 1,700 flights as workers strike for a 5.2 percent pay rise and job guarantees. The German airline, which planned to operate only 20 regular European short-haul flights and a few long-haul flights Monday, has been looking for ways to cut costs as it faces growing competition from Gulf airlines and low-cost carriers.

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