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Lufthansa cancelled due to a strike of 1300 flights

In the German Lufthansa has begun at midnight, a 48-hour strike of flight attendants. The group dash for today, Thursday, for its main Lufthansa brand, around 700 of the world's 1,100 scheduled flights.

So many of the machines to the hubs of Munich and Frankfurt on the ground and also a large part of the lucrative overseas flights remain to fall.

Together with 600 planned cancellations on Friday, around 180'000 passengers are affected, the Airline said. Also, feeder flights from smaller German airports to fall out. The customer transfers were offered to other companies, and other days, as well as in intra-German traffic on the railway.

The trade Union Ufo demands for around 21'000 Lufthansa flight attendants have higher expenses and allowances, as well as better access for seasonal workers in regular employment relationships. Ufo announced an expansion of the industrial action on up to four additional flight operations with the German law on collective bargaining. Of Euro wings may be flights affected. Details want to call it Ufo this Thursday.

Swiss is increasing capacity to Germany

The Lufthansa had failed with the attempt by the labour court to have the strike prohibited. This was lawful, were the labour court of Frankfurt and the Hessen land labour court. The demand for a salary increase of 1.8 per cent had met Lufthansa with a voluntary increase of two percent.

the group subsidiary Swiss will fly today, Thursday, selectively, with bigger planes between Switzerland and the German hubs as a speaker said at the request of the news Agency AWP. "Otherwise, we are not affected by the strike," it was said more. At Zurich airport there are no official cancellations of flights by Lufthansa were also discussed, said a spokeswoman to AWP. (chk/sda)

Created: 07.11.2019, 02:19 PM

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