Pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has called on its members to strike again. The next walkouts have been announced, this time with a duration of two days. This Tuesday, on 29 November, there will be strikes affecting all short-haul flights from 00:01 to 23:59. And for the following day, Wednesday, 30 November, strikes affecting all Lufthansa flights departing Germany have been announced from 00:01 to 23:59.
Lufthansa’s representatives are very disappointed that VC does not want to continue talks, but is rather seeking another escalation and calling for additional strikes. VC has continued to insist on demands that are far beyond what other professions have demanded, for instance. This is unacceptable.
Lufthansa will prepare a special flight schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday as quickly as possible. So far, over 345,000 passengers have been affected by 2,755 flight cancellations during the four days of strikes in the past week. The Group airlines Eurowings, Germanwings, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti and Brussels Airlines are not affected by the strike. The pilots of Lufthansa Cargo have also not been called on to strike. Flights to and from Germany that are operated by Group airlines are flying as scheduled.
Lufthansa asks all its customers to take the precaution of checking the status of their flight on LH.com before travelling to the airport. In addition to this, Lufthansa is notifying all passengers that have provided contact information in their customer profiles of any cancellations by e-mail or SMS. Customers in Germany can also call our free hotline at 0800 850 60 70 for information (free from German landlines).
Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Media Relations, 27.11.2016 Press Release