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Thousands of passengers stranded by German Lufthansa IT shutdown Backup of all systems: reports

Hundreds of flights were canceled or delayed on Wednesday, with thousands stranded after airline Lufthansa’s IT failure, according to reports.

Reuters reported that more than 200 flights were canceled in the German city of Frankfurt, which serves as a hub for the Germany-based airline. Frankfurt is one of the major airports in Europe.

A Lufthansa Airbus A321-200 aircraft takes off at Tegel Airport in Berlin, Germany. (Reuters)

“As of this morning, Lufthansa Group airlines have been affected by IT outages due to construction work in the Frankfurt region,” the airline tweeted. “Unfortunately, this has led to flight delays and cancellations.”

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The airline told passengers that as it prepares for the fallout from the strike this Friday, they should check their flight status to keep up to date with any last-minute changes.

“We understand the difficulties caused by this situation and hope to be able to assist you as soon as possible,” Lufthansa tweeted.

Frankfurt International Airport

Frankfurt International Airport (iStock)

IT Systems later said all systems were back up and running and they expected flights to return to normal by Thursday.

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The airline reportedly blamed the glitch on engineering that was carried out by a third party on the extension of the railway line on Tuesday night.

While the work was being done, a drill reportedly cut through a bundle of Deutsche Telekom’s fiber optic cable.

As a result, Lufthansa’s passenger check-in and boarding systems crashed, and air traffic controllers were asked to suspend inbound flights.

Hundreds of flights were canceled and more than 100 were delayed due to the song.

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Frankfurt was not the only airport to suffer the effects. Indeed, Charles de Gaulle in Paris reported that two flights had been canceled and two others had been diverted.

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