ver.di trade union strikes announced for Wednesday
The ver.di trade union has called for warning strikes on Wednesday 27 April in ground handling, passenger screening and some airport fire services, at the Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund and Hanover-Langenhagen airports. These strikes in the public service sector will result in huge numbers of flight cancellations, particularly at the Lufthansa home hubs, Frankfurt and Munich. Eurowings long-haul connections departing from Cologne are expected to be able to operate as scheduled. The Austrian Airlines hub in Vienna is not affected by the strikes.
Lufthansa Cargo is envisaged to be able to operate all planned cargo connections on 27 April. However, the strikes will result in some flight times being pushed back by several hours. Flight LH8170 from Frankfurt to Atlanta is worst affected and is likely to be delayed by 24 hours.
The ver.di strikes also have a significant impact on the belly capacities available on passenger aircraft. No flights will be available throughout the entire day from and to Munich. The following connections are offered for cargo bookings departing from Frankfurt, from start of operations until 3 p.m.: LH622 to Riad, LH442 to Detroit, LH426 to Philadelphia, LH740 to Kansai, LH534 to Caracas. On 27 April, flights of Lufthansa Passage with a scheduled arrival in Frankfurt until 4 p.m. local time, are unfortunately not available for cargo bookings. In Cologne, Eurowings flight EW106 to Bangkok will be available for cargo bookings. Where possible, continental cargo bookings will be transferred to our Road Feeder Services.
On our website, we provide our customers with up-to-date information on the status of their shipments in the TrackIT system. We deeply regret that the ver.di public service sector strikes are resulting in unavoidable service reductions for our customers. All Lufthansa Cargo staff are working very hard to keep the effects to a minimum. Your regional Lufthansa Cargo team will be happy to assist you in finding the best possible solution for your consignments.