Strike - Lufthansa

10 April 2018

Lufthansa will cancel 800 of its 1 600 scheduled flights, including 58 long-haul flights, today (April 10), as a result of Verdi trade union’s strikes at Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, and Bremen airports.
Ground-handling and support services, and part of the airport fire brigade will strike between 05h00 and 18h00. 
Bettina Volkens, member of the executive board of human resources and legal affairs of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, says: "It is completely unacceptable for the union to impose this conflict on uninvolved passengers. Lufthansa is not a part of this collective bargaining conflict, but unfortunately our customers and our company are being affected by the consequences of this dispute."
Lufthansa requests passengers to check the status of their flights on the airline’s website, where an alternative flight schedule has been published. 
Passengers who have provided contact details to the airline will be notified of any changes via SMS or email. Passengers can update their contact details at any time on the website, under ‘My Bookings’. Passengers can also choose to be automatically informed about changes in the status of their flights via Facebook or Twitter.
On inner-German routes, passengers can use the train by converting their tickets to a Deutsche Bahn ticket, regardless of whether their flight has been cancelled. This can also be done under ‘My Bookings’ on the Lufthansa website. It is not necessary to travel to the airport to convert the ticket. 

Passengers whose flights are not affected by the strike are also asked to come to the airport earlier, as waiting times are to be expected. Regardless of whether their flight is cancelled, all Lufthansa Group passengers (with the exception of SWISS-operated flights) who have booked a flight from or via Frankfurt and Munich for tomorrow, can rebook their flight free of charge to another flight within the next seven days.