Lufthansa cancels 929 flights over strike
09 November 2015, Nirapad News: Germany’s biggest airline Lufthansa faces more aviation chaos Monday, cancelling more than 900 domestic and European flights as cabin crew said they would resume a strike in a battle over cost cuts.
The stoppage — part of rolling industrial action the union threatened to continue until Friday — was due to hit Frankfurt, Duesseldorf and Munich airports on Monday, the UFO flight attendants’ union said.
Lufthansa said it would cancel 929 of the day’s 3,000 scheduled flights to or from the three cities, affecting 113,000 passengers, but that about 70 percent of its normal services would operate.
The airline also said its executive board would Monday discuss the “consequences” of the strike, which it called “unprecedented in the history of Lufthansa”, and issue a statement to employees and the public around 1700 GMT.
“Lufthansa has today reaffirmed that it is ready to resume talks,” it said in a statement.
The carrier voiced regret about the strike, apologized to customers and said it would publish new flight plans on www.lh.com and inform passengers of the status of their bookings by email and SMS.