Lufthansa is suffering computer problems preventing it from boarding passengers, staff at Frankfurt airport said on Thursday.
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A gate agent in Frankfurt announced the airline was having "a computer system breakdown worldwide," a Reuters reporter at the scene said.
Some North America carriers have in recent months had to ground flights as a result of computer glitches but such instances have been rare in Europe.
(Reporting by Tim Hepher; Writing by Victoria Bryan; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle)