Lufthansa strike continues

9
Nov

FRANKFURT— Deutsche Lufthansa AG passengers can expect widespread cancellations Tuesday as the union that represents cabin crew continues a week-long strike at three German airports.

 

The UFO union said that personnel would walk off the job all day at Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf airports. In Düsseldorf, the stoppage will affect both short- and long-haul flights. In Frankfurt and Munich, it will be limited to long-haul flights.

 

Lufthansa said it will be able to operate some of its planned long-haul flights despite the strike. The airline will specify which long-haul flights will be operated via its website by 1600 GMT.

 

Nearly all domestic and European flights will be carried out as planned, it said.

 

Lufthansa canceled 929 flights on Monday, nearly one third of those scheduled to and from the three German cities, affecting some 113,000 passengers, according to the airline.

Lufthansa said on Sunday that it would make a decision on the “ramifications” of the strike by 6 p.m. local time Monday.

 

UFO said that it doesn’t rule out changing its plans for Tuesday in view of Lufthansa’s expected announcement this evening.

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