The pilots’ strike affecting Lufthansa services is to continue into the weekend, with a total of 137 flights being cancelled tomorrow (Saturday November 26).
The carrier said that “roughly 30,000 passengers will be affected by 137 flight cancellations tomorrow, including 88 intercontinental flights”, adding that “There may also be a small number of cancellations on short- and medium-haul routes as a result of the previous days’ strikes”.
The strike action by pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit is set to have affected 345,000 passengers over four days to Saturday, with a total of 2,755 flight cancellations.
Eurowings, Germanwings, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti and Brussels Airlines services are not affected by the strike.
Lufthansa has published the following options for affected passengers:
- Customers whose flights have been cancelled due to the strike have the one-time option to transfer or cancel their booking free of charge
- Passengers also have the one-time option to transfer their booking free of charge if they have a ticket for a flight with Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Brussels Airlines from, to or via Germany on one of the days affected by the strike
- For routes within Germany, there is also the option to exchange flight tickets for Deutsche Bahn vouchers
- On LH.com, passengers can find additional information under “Current Travel Information”
The carrier says it has succeeded in contacting approximately 230,000 customers via email or SMS to advise them of the disruption.