German airline Lufthansa has put special flight schedules into effect for Tuesday and Wednesday (November 29 and 30) due to strike action announced by the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) pilots’ union. This further strike action will affect all short-haul services from Germany on Tuesday and short-, medium- and long-haul services from Germany on Wednesday.
For Tuesday, 29 November, a total of 2,184 of the 3,000 scheduled Lufthansa Group flights will be operated as planned. The strike action will affect short-haul services from Germany.
For Wednesday, 30 November, a total of 2,110 Lufthansa Group flights will be operated. On that day, the VC has called for the strike action to be additionally extended to long-haul flights.
This further strike action will cause 816 cancellations of short-haul services affecting some 82,000 passengers on Tuesday, while the Wednesday strike action will lead to 890 cancellations affecting around 98,000 travellers.
All in all, over 525,000 passengers will be affected by the last six days of strike action since last Wednesday through a total of 4,461 flight cancellations.
The pilot union’s strike has been running since Wednesday due to a dispute with management over wages.
Lufthansa has requested for all its customers to check the status of their flight on LH.com before travelling to the airport and will also be notifying passengers of potential flight cancellations by e-mail or SMS. Customers can also call the airline’s free hotline at 0800 850 60 70 for information (free from German landlines).