Eurowings cancels hundreds of flights amid cabin crew strike

German airline Lufthansa has cancelled hundreds of flights at its budget unit Eurowings, affecting 40,000 passengers, because of a strike by cabin crew.

An information board displays cancelled flights at the airport Stuttgart, southern German / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Silas Stein / Germany OUTSILAS STEIN/AFP/Getty Images

The airline operates out of Scottish airports including Edinbugh and Glasgow.

The airline said about 400 flights have been cancelled on Thursday, including most connections inside Germany.

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Many of its European flights have also been cancelled but long-distance services and those from Frankfurt and Munich are not affected.

The entrance to a counter of airline Eurowings is pictured at the airport Cologne/Bonn in Cologne, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / dpa / Oliver Berg / Germany OUTOLIVER BERG/AFP/Getty Images

The UFO union called the 24-hour strike starting at midnight after arbitration failed to achieve an agreement late on Wednesday.

Members are seeking concessions on issues including pay, working conditions and pensions.

Eurowings, which also operates flights under the Germanwings brand, said customers should check its website to see whether their flight is affected.

The entrance to a counter of airline Eurowings is pictured at the airport Cologne/Bonn in Cologne, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / dpa / Oliver Berg / Germany OUTOLIVER BERG/AFP/Getty Images