Lufthansa strike affects 113,000 passengers

A Lufthansa flight

LUFTHANSA airline has said 113,000 passengers are to be affected by flight cancellations on Monday November 9, due to a cabin crew strike.

The German airline said 929 flights from Frankfrut, Duesseldorf and Munich are to be cancelled as the strike enters a third day and its expected to last throughout the week. Lufthansa and members of the UFO union are in a continuous debate over retirement benefits. 

On Monday the strike in Frankfurt and Duesseldorf will start at 3:30am GMT and is expected to end at 10:00pm GMT. Munich’s strike will run until 11:00pm GMT. The strike, which started on Friday with a nine-hour walkout, doubled flight cancellation numbers to 520 on Saturday. Flights were reported to be running normally on Sunday. 

Lufthansa said of the group’s 3,000 flights, two thirds would still run on Monday, as subsidiaries Austrian Airlines, Germanwings, Eurowings, Brussels Airlines, Air Dolomiti, Swiss and Cityline would not be affected. 

The airline has called the strike ‘unprecedented in the history of Lufthansa,’ and the board is due to discuss the consequences.

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