Lufthansa Strike Strands 37,500 Passengers

Lufthansa Strike

Germany’s flagship airline, Lufthansa, has been forced to cancel 290 flights as cabin crew workers went on strike at Frankfurt and Duesseldorf airports.

The cancellations affected 23 long-haul flights and stranded 37,500 passengers on Friday.

Following the strike Lufthansa told customers to visit itsĀ website or call its hotline at 1-800-850-6070 before heading to the airport

The company’s subsidiaries, includingĀ Austrian Airlines, Germanwings, Eurowings and Swiss aren’t affected.

The UFO union recently announced it would stage a week-long strike if its demands were not met. The union wants transition payments for its 19,000 members if they choose early retirement, among other expectations.

If its demands are not met the union plans to target various airports which would further affect Lufthansa’s ability to service customers. The UFO union said it would not target Munich’s airport through Sunday, which is the end of the southern state’s fall holidays.

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Written by Peter Mondrose

Peter Mondrose

Peter Mondrose is the Editor-In-Chief at BusinessPundit. He received his degree in Economics in 1998 and a second degree in Journalism in 2004. He has served as a financial adviser, market trader, and freelance journalist for the last 11 years. When he's not investigating market conditions and reporting on workplace news, he can be found traveling with his wife, dog, and laptop. He can be reached at PeterMondrose@BusinessPundit.com or (929) 265-0240.