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Lufthansa: 50% of our passengers will stay on ground

Staff writer |
Despite the continuous strike action in a row, Lufthansa says it will be able to operate around half of its flights on Saturday, 21 March.

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However, around 20,000 passengers will still be affected by flight cancellations on Saturday. Even before the second day of strike action ended, the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots' union (VC) had already called for another strike – the fourth this week.

This is the longest to date in a series of twelve and will affect 220,000 passengers in total.

The strike on Saturday, 21 March will hit Lufthansa's long-haul flights and Lufthansa Cargo's flights. Lufthansa's short and medium-haul flights and Germanwings' flights will not be affected by Saturday's strike.

More than 40 per cent of cargo flights scheduled for Saturday will operate. 86 of Lufthansa German Airlines' 160 scheduled intercontinental flights will take off. All Germanwings, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines flights will also depart.

Lufthansa has published a special flight timetable on for the entire strike period. The special flight timetable for short and medium-haul flights today, Friday, 20 March will operate as scheduled.

Lufthansa will be concentrating on informing and assisting the passengers affected by the strike. The company has sent a total of 84,000 SMS and 34,000 emails since the strike began so that customers are notified as early as possible.

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