June 15, 2024

Lufthansa cancels flights due to strikes

Ground staff at Lufthansa are currently holding a one-day strike.

The warning strike by the Verdi trade union, which began at 4am, will continue until 7.10am tomorrow (February 8). 

Up to 90% of all scheduled flights are expected be cancelled, with around 25,000 ground staff from Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Cargo set to walk out as part of a pay dispute.

This follows last week’s strikes by German airport security staff across Frankfurt, Hamburg, Bremen, Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden and Erfurt.

Lufthansa was scheduled to operate around 1,000 flights today.

Lufthansa said: “Due to the strike, we currently assume that around 10-20% of the Lufthansa airline programme will be possible on February 7. Passengers affected by flight cancellations as a result of the Verdi strike will be informed by email or via the Lufthansa app. 

“We regret the inconvenience for our guests. Please only come to the airport if your flight has not been cancelled. The rebooking counters are unfortunately not staffed.”

Travellers can rebook their flights free of charge at lufthansa.com, via the app or service centres. Those who have booked a domestic German flight can also convert their ticket into a rail voucher via the Lufthansa website.