Travelore Update: Lufthansa Strike Situation For Saturday March 21st
On the fourth day of strike action in a row, around half of Lufthansa’s scheduled long-haul and cargo flights will take off
Lufthansa Cargo will be able to operate 40 per cent of its flights Another special flight timetable has been published on LH.com Lufthansa notified more than 84,000 passengers by SMS and 34,000 by email
Despite the fourth day of strike action in a row, Lufthansa will be able to operate around half of its flights on Saturday, 21 March. However, around 20,000 passengers will still be affected by flight cancellations on Saturday. Even before the second day of strike action ended, the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union (VC) had already called for another strike – the fourth this week. The four-day strike is therefore the longest to date in a series of twelve and will affect 220,000 passengers in total.
The strike on Saturday, 21 March will hit Lufthansa’s long-haul flights and Lufthansa Cargo’s flights. Lufthansa’s short and medium-haul flights and Germanwings’ flights will not be affected by Saturday’s strike. More than 40 per cent of cargo flights scheduled for Saturday will operate. 86 of Lufthansa German Airlines’ 160 scheduled intercontinental flights will take off. All Germanwings, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines flights will also depart. Lufthansa has published a special flight timetable on www.LH.com for the entire strike period. The special flight timetable for short and medium-haul flights today, Friday, 20 March will operate as scheduled. Lufthansa will be concentrating on informing and assisting the passengers affected by the strike. The company has sent a total of 84,000 SMS and 34,000 emails since the strike began so that customers are notified as early as possible.
Lufthansa will also be supported by other airlines within the Lufthansa Group in order to get as many passengers as possible to their destinations. The other airlines in the Lufthansa Group will use bigger aircraft for their flights to and from Germany wherever possible. Lufthansa sincerely apologizes to its passengers for the inconvenience caused.
Passengers whose flights have been cancelled can rebook onto other flights at no charge under “My Bookings”. In addition, customers can already check in there for an alternative flight if possible. Passengers whose flights have not been cancelled and who are in possession of a ticket from Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines or Brussels Airlines for the period from 21 to 23 March 2015 to, from or via Frankfurt, Munich or Düsseldorf can rebook their flights on a one-off basis at no charge online under “My Bookings”.