Lufthansa: Airline Cancels 930 Flights on Wednesday After Failing to Stop Flight Attendant Strike:
BERLIN — 930 flights scheduled for Wednesday at three hubs in Germany after attempts did not prevent a continuous strike by flight attendants have been canceled by Lufthansa.
The cancellations change 100,000 travelers going to or from Munich, Frankfurt and Duesseldorf.
They were pronounced as the union as well as the airline said they were open to arbitration.
Officials for the UFO flight attendants union didn’t call a stop to the continuing stoppages at Munich, Frankfurt and Duesseldorf, but indicated they’d be open to arbitration under specific circumstances, the dpa news agency reported. The organization had sent an arbitration proposal.
As things stood, the union was to hit local and long haul flights through Friday at the three airports. The strike action took a rest Sunday and began.
Lufthansa has been competent to perform flights despite wide-ranging cancellations.
Doubt was added to by a court judgement in the German city of Duesseldorf.
Court spokeswoman Anke Salchow said Tuesday the verdict simply applied.
UFO representatives noted that its pretax earnings forecast lately raised for the year.
Flights managed by Lufthansa subsidiary companies including Germanwings, Austrian Airlines and Swiss will not be changed.