Ground staff strike: Lufthansa has to cancel almost all flights from Frankfurt and Munich

Airbus A321 (Photo: Jan Gruber).
Airbus A321 (Photo: Jan Gruber).

Ground staff strike: Lufthansa has to cancel almost all flights from Frankfurt and Munich

Airbus A321 (Photo: Jan Gruber).
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Lufthansa is currently assuming that the Germany-wide warning strike by ground staff announced for Wednesday by the Verdi union will have massive repercussions.

Lufthansa cannot rule out the possibility that there will still be after-effects on Thursday and Friday, i.e. further cancellations and delays. With regard to the start of the holidays in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, work is also being done to stabilize flight operations as quickly as possible, but after-effects cannot be ruled out.

A total of 678 flights have to be canceled in Frankfurt, 32 of them on Tuesday and 646 on Wednesday. 92.000 passengers are expected to be affected. A total of 345 flights have to be canceled at the hub in Munich, 15 of them on Tuesday and 330 on Wednesday. 42.000 passengers are expected to be affected.

“The early escalation after just two days of negotiations in what has so far been a constructive bargaining round is causing enormous damage. This particularly affects our passengers during the peak travel season. And it places an additional heavy burden on our employees in what is already a difficult phase in air traffic. In view of our high offer with very substantial salary increases over the next 12 months of more than 10 percent plus in the salary groups up to 3.000 euros and around 6 percent plus with 6.500 euros monthly basic salary, this so-called warning strike in the middle of the main travel season is simply no longer proportionate," explains HR Director Michael Niggemann.

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