Lufthansa pilot strike to affect eight Sofia flights on March 20

A total of eight direct flights between Sofia and the German airports of Frankfurt and Munich on March 20 have been cancelled as a result of the planned strike by the German pilots union, Lufthansa Group said.

The industrial action by Vereinigung Cockpit has prompted Lufthansa to cancel the flights, the airline said. The strike affected Lufthansa short- and medium-haul flights, the same as on March 18, while industrial action on March 19 focused on long-haul flights.

Two flights to Munich and two to Frankfurt were cancelled, with the corresponding return flights cancelled as well, according to the list made available by Lufthansa.

Flights of the Lufthansa Group airlines Germanwings, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti, Swiss, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines were excepted from the strike and schedule adjustments.

For a full list of cancelled Lufthansa flights and the airline’s FAQ regarding flight disruptions, visit the Lufthansa website.

Update: On March 20, Sofia Airport said that one Alitalia flight to Sofia was cancelled for the day, in separate industrial action by pilots and flight attendants unions over concerns about flight operations following its recent merger with Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad.

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