Almost 900 Lufthansa Airlines flights canceled across Europe due to protests from ground staff

Cancelled flights are displayed on the flight board at the international airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, July 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

A walkout will impact Wednesday air travel in Europe by Lufthansa's ground personnel, in which the Verdi labor union seeks a wage raise.

The business has canceled over 1,000 scheduled connections for Wednesday, primarily from Frankfurt am Main and Munich. On Wednesday, the mid-holiday strike will affect around 144,000 Lufthansa passengers.

Because the planes were full, everyone couldn't obtain seats for an alternative date. Customers who have not been provided a replacement flight are advised not to travel to the airport, as there will be few or no service desks operating.

According to a statement released by Prague Airport on Tuesday, three connections between Prague and Munich, four departures from Prague to Frankfurt, and three arrivals from Frankfurt to Prague were canceled today.

Chairman of Lufthansa Harry Hohmeister harshly denounced Verdi unionists' plans to strike during the summer vacation. According to him, it kills the "holiday dreams" of people.

According to the DPA news agency, this is the first strike by Lufthansa ground employees since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, occurring against the backdrop of a chaotic aviation season. Check-ins at European airports have become more challenging this summer due to a lack of ground workers and increased travel interest. According to the Verdi union, the current scenario results from poor management at airports and airlines and layoffs caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Publish : 2022-07-27 17:43:00

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