912 Lufthansa flights cancelled tomorrow due to strike
Tomorrow, a total of 912 flights, including 82 intercontinental flights, will be cancelled due to the extended strike, affecting another 115,000 passengers. Overall, more than 215,000 passengers will be affected by about 1,800 flight cancellations on the two strike days.
Lufthansa has called on VC once more to look for a joint solution to the labour dispute instead of rushing into an additional escalation. “VC’s demand for an increase in compensation by over 20 percent is far greater than increases other groups of employees have received. It is not understandable why the union is demanding the biggest raise for the group of employees that is already paid the most,” says Bettina Volkens, Chief Officer Corporate Human Resources and Legal Affairs of Lufthansa Group.
The Group airlines Eurowings, Germanwings, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti and Brussels Airlines are not affected by the strike. Customers whose flights have been cancelled due to the strike have the one-time option to transfer or cancel their booking at no cost. In addition to this, all passengers that are travelling with the group airlines Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Brussels Airlines have the one-time option of transferring their booking for free, regardless of whether their flight has been cancelled or not. On LH.com, passengers can find additional information under ‘Current Travel Information’. For flights within Germany, there is also the option to exchange the flight ticket for a Deutsche Bahn voucher.
Lufthansa is notifying all passengers that have provided contact information in their customer profiles of any cancellations by e-mail or SMS. It was already possible to reach 70,000 passengers affected today with information on the effects of the strike by SMS and e-mail.