Lufthansa flights at Sofia Airport cancelled on November 11 because of UFO union strike

Flights by German airline Lufthansa to and from Bulgaria’s Sofia Airport on November 11 were cancelled because of continuing industrial action by Independent Flight Attendant’s Organization (UFO).

Flights to and from Munich and Frankfurt were cancelled because of the Lufthansa cabin crew strike, called because of a dispute over retirement pay and cost-cutting.

In a statement, Lufhansa said that UFO had announced further strike action from November 11 to November 13 between 4am and midnight on all flights to and from Frankfurt, Munich and Dusseldorf.

Because of the strike action, Lufthansa had to cancel 931 flights on November 11, resulting in about 96 000 passengers being affected by the flight cancellations.

Flights from Lufthansa Group airlines Lufthansa CityLine, Germanwings, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Brussels Airlines are not affected by the strike actions and will therefore operate as planned, Lufthans said

“Lufthansa will do its utmost to keep the effects of a strike to a minimum and to inform passengers as soon as possible. For that reason, Lufthansa requests all passengers early on to stay up-to-date by checking the flight status on”

Lufthansa passengers who have advised their mobile phone number in their customer profile or My Bookings on will automatically be informed by SMS about any cancellations.

Lufthansa regrets any inconveniences caused by the strike, the airline said.

(Photo: Hermann Rohrmeier)



The Sofia Globe staff

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