Lufthansa group cancels 800 flights today due to pilot strike

 Friday, September 2, 2022 


Lufthansa has to cancel almost all flights to and from Frankfurt and Munich for Friday, 2 September. The strike announced by the pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) for Friday 2 September in the period from 00:01 to 23:59 hrs is the major reason behind it. (Central European Summer Time; GMT +2 hrs).

An estimated 800 flights have been cancelled due to flight cancellation. The operations are hugely affected by the strikes. Lufthansa’s situation is going to affect about 130000 passengers. The upcoming weekend is going to be extremely affected by the decision. Some parts of Europe are going to be hugely affected.

Lufthansa is working with joint forces to return its flight operations to normal situation. The effects of the strike are going to affect individual flight cancellations hugely. It might affect the existing flights on Saturday and Sunday.

On this occasion, Michael Niggermann who is the Chief Human Resources Officer and Labour Director of Deutsche Lufthansa AG said They cannot understand VC’s call for the strike. The management has made a very good and socially balanced offer. Despite continued burdens from the Covid crisis and uncertain departure times, the airline has tried to make it as convenient for the passengers as possible. The airline understands the complexity that arises for thousands of passengers.

Specifically, the Group has presented an offer with an 18-month term, in which pilots at Lufthansa and Lufthansa Cargo will receive a total of 900 euros more than the basic pay per month in two stages. VC has also been offered the alternative option of allocating all or some part of the volume elsewhere. The group has offered VC the opportunity to jointly conclude a new Perspective Agreement. This will help the entry-level pilots mostly.

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