Lufthansa pilots announces a new 35-hour strike

Pilots of Lufthansa
Pilots of Lufthansa (© Lufthansa/G. Schlaeger)

The pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit has announced a strike for all Lufthansa flights operated by the aircraft types A320, Boeing 737, and Embraer departing between 13.00 CEST on October 20th to 23.59 CEST on October 21st. During the strike period disruptions of Lufthansa short- and medium-haul flights are expected.

This is the eight strike against Lufthansa Group since April.

For Tuesday, October 21st, the strike has been extended to Lufthansa intercontinental flights as well. An updated flight schedule will be published here at around 13.00 CEST.

Flights operated by the Lufthansa Group airlines Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Germanwings, SWISS and Air Dolomiti (operated by OS, SN, 4U, LX, EN) will not be affected and operate as scheduled.

The pilots union says the action is concerned solely with the early retirement provision for the pilots of Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and Germanwings, which should continue in the future to enable a timely exit from the particular stresses of pilots’ professional life. All contracts pertaining to this were terminated by management one year ago. Since then, management is demanding the abolishment of the early retirement provisions.


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