News

Lufthansa Cabin Crew Strike at Frankfurt

Lufthansa Cabin Crew Strike at Frankfurt

Lufthansa has had to cancel about a third of its 360 scheduled flights in and out of Frankfurt this morning due to walkouts by cabin crew. Domestic and European flights were mainly affected but some long-haul flights were also hit by knock-on effects. Frankfurt is Lufthansa’s main hub and Europe’s third-busiest airport.

Cabin crew staged a strike from 05.00 in their fight for higher pay. Their union, the Independent Fight Attendants Organisation (UFO), is seeking a 5% pay increase for cabin staff for 15 months starting from January this year after three years of zero increases. Lufthansa’s latest offer was 3.5%. The union is also opposed to the use of temporary cabin staff in Lufthansa aircraft.

Lufthansa Logo

Lufthansa said: “In general, delays must be anticipated throughout the day. Even after the end of the strike, Lufthansa foresees irregularities in flight operations from and to Frankfurt. Lufthansa Regional and Germanwings flights are not affected.”

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

More in News

RCI and NCL collaborate with”Healthy Sail Panel”

Michael FloodJuly 7, 2020

Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas introduces Elounda Safe Stay Programme

Michael FloodJuly 7, 2020

Savings, sunshine and flexibility on La Manga Club’s summer menu

Michael FloodJuly 7, 2020

CAR Updates Travel Agent and Tour Operator Licence Lists

Neil SteedmanJuly 7, 2020

G Adventures Launches ‘Travel with Confidence Plus Collection’

Neil SteedmanJuly 7, 2020

Malta Launches Online Reopening Course

Michael FloodJuly 7, 2020

Philippines Travel Survey Reveals Post-Covid-19 Travel Attitudes

Neil SteedmanJuly 7, 2020

Intrepid Travel Introduces 14 New Intrepid Retreats

Neil SteedmanJuly 7, 2020

Spain is ready to welcome Irish visitors

Michael FloodJuly 7, 2020

Copyright © 2019 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland