It has become a guessing game when planning trips on German airline Lufthansa. The Lufthansa PR team is working overtime to minimize the situation and keep clients informed through media releases.
Lufthansa informed eTN that despite strikes, the majority of flights from Frankfurt, Munich, and Duesseldorf are operating.
Lufthansa regrets that the cabin union Unabhängige Flugbegleiter Organisation (UFO) has called the flight attendants to strike, tomorrow morning the 9th of November, 2015 from 4:30 am to 11:00 pm in Frankfurt and Dusseldorf and from 4:30 am until midnight in Munich. Lufthansa apologizes to customers who will be affected by this strike tomorrow. The company will inform its customers of developments as soon as possible and, if possible, offer them alternative travel options. Passengers who have registered their contact information will be informed on the hour by e-mail and SMS regarding the status of their reservations. The special flight schedule for the strike period is published on the website LH.com.
Overall, 70 percent of all flights of Lufthansa Group will be carried out tomorrow in spite of the cabin union strike. From a total of 3,000 planned connections, 929 flights to and from Frankfurt, Munich and Dusseldorf will be cancelled. Approximately 113,000 passengers will be affected by the cancellations. The company is making every effort to minimize the impact of the strike as much as possible for its passengers.
Group Airlines Germanwings, Eurowings, Lufthansa CityLine, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti and Brussels Airlines are not on strike. Flights to and from Frankfurt, Munich and Dusseldorf that are carried by Group Airlines are also not affected by the strike. Flight operations at the Zurich, Vienna and Brussels hubs will be run as scheduled.
Lufthansa asks all customers, as a precaution, to inform themselves on LH.com of the status of their flights prior to travelling to the airport. In addition, Lufthansa will inform all passengers who have entered their contact information in their customer profiles of any cancellations, via e-mail or SMS. In addition, customers in Germany can inform themselves via the free service hotline on 0800 850 60 70.