The strike by Lufthansa ground staff has not even begun, but according to the carrier, around 7.500 passengers did not fly on Tuesday. The Verdi union is to blame for this, even though there hasn't been a strike yet.
Lufthansa announced that around 45 flights from Frankfurt and Munich were canceled on Tuesday. It is said that these were almost exclusively long-distance connections that were allegedly fully booked. According to the airline, the flights from Bangkok, Singapore, Boston, Denver, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seoul to Munich are affected. In the direction of Frankfurt am Main, Buenos Aires, Johannesburg, Miami and New Delhi, among others, have been canceled. For Wednesday Lufthansa has due to the ground staff strike almost all flights canceled.
The strike is already having an impact on guests who would have landed in Munich or Frankfurt as scheduled tomorrow. Lufthansa also explains that they are working "at full speed" to stabilize flight operations by the weekend. In the next few days, after-effects in the form of further cancellations and delays are to be expected. The sister company Austrian Airlines also has them all Connections to Frankfurt and Munich planned for Wednesday have been canceled.