Strike to prevent nearly all Lufthansa flights in Europe on April 22

The Lufthansa Group’s flight operations will be considerably restricted on April 22 2013 as a result of the planned warning strike by the ver.di trade union, the airline said.

Because of the announced strike actions on April 22, nearly all Lufthansa flights within Germany and Europe will be cancelled. Only a select few short-haul flights will operate on Monday, such as in Berlin, where strike actions should end by 2.30pm CET. In all, only 20 of the 1650 planned Lufthansa short-haul flights on April 22 will operate because of the limited flight schedule.

In addition to the cancellations in Germany and Europe, massive flight cancellations and delays were expected for long-haul flights beginning April 21. Of the 50 planned flights in Frankfurt, only six will operate; in Munich, of the 17 planned flights, only three will operate; whereas, in Dusseldorf all three long-haul flights were scheduled to operate as planned.

Flights operated by Germanwings will not be affected.
“Lufthansa regrets any inconvenience to Lufthansa passengers caused by the threatened strike measures by ver.di and will do its utmost to minimise impacts on passengers. Passenger support and service has paramount priority,” the airline said.

Passengers were asked to please check the status of their flight before leaving for the airport. Passengers for flights that will take place were asked to make allowance for extra time at the airport.

An overview of currently cancelled flights can be found here:
Cancelled flights

(Photo: Hermann Rohrmeier)



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