Lufthansa pilots to strike again
The pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit has announced a strike for long-haul flights departing from Lufthansa’s Frankfurt hub scheduled for September 30th in the time from 8.00 to 23.00 CEST.
During the strike period severe disruptions of Lufthansa long-haul flights into and out of Frankfurt are expected. All Lufthansa flights to and from the Munich hub as well as flights to and from Düsseldorf and short-haul flights from and to Frankfurt will operate as scheduled. Furthermore, 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.
The union told last week that talks with the management of Lufthansa has failed again. Both sides tried to reach an agreement over the early retirement scheme.
On September 16th the union has cancelled their strike after Lufthansa reactivated pilots who are working in the management to fly for the carrier. At the same time Lufthansa sent a new offer to the union.
On September 10th Lufthansa canceled 110 flights to and from Munich. On September 5th short- and medium-haul flights to and from Frankfurt were canceled. In April a three-day-strike by the pilots costs Lufthansa around €45 millions. Additionally Lufthansa was affected by strikes by airport staff.