It came as announced: In the night to Thursday at Lufthansa a two-day strike of the flight attendants started. For its flagship brand, Lufthansa, Lufthansa is cutting around 700 of the 1100 scheduled flights worldwide on Thursday , so that many aircraft will remain on the ground at the hubs in Munich and Frankfurt, and many of the lucrative overseas flights will also have to be canceled.
Together with 600 planned cancellations on Friday , according to the airline, about 180,000 passengers are affected. Also feeder flights from the smaller German airports are canceled. The customers were offered transfers to other companies and days as well as domestic rail traffic.
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The union UFO demands for the approximately 21,000 Lufthansa flight attendants higher expenses and allowances as well as the better access for seasonal forces into regular employment conditions. UFO announced an extension of the industrial action to up to four further airlines with German collective bargaining rights. This could particularly affect Eurowings flights. Details UFO wants to call this Thursday.
Lufthansa had failed before the Labor Court in an attempt to have the strike banned. This was lawful, were the Labor Court Frankfurt and the State Labor Court Hesse.