Lufthansa strike, pilots stop on 2 September: 800 flights canceled


The protest will affect 130,000 passengers, according to what was communicated by the German airline. Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) union said wage negotiations failed by announcing unrest that will block thousands of people

New inconveniences for travelers in Europe: the German airline Lufthansa will have to cancel 800 flights on Friday 2 September, due to the pilot strike announced during the night. The protest will affect 130,000 passengers, according to what was communicated by the flight company. The union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) said Wednesday that wage negotiations had failed and that Lufthansa pilots would organize a 24-hour strike starting at midnight on Thursday, affecting both passenger and freight services. The airline also said the cancellation of flights will affect Frankfurt and Munich airports, adding that several flights are also expected to be canceled on Thursday, September 1.

Thousands of flights canceled during the summer

VC is calling for a 5.5% salary increase this year for its 5,000+ pilots and automatic inflation compensation thereafter. “We hope to return to the negotiations as soon as possible,” said a Lufthansa spokesperson. “However, we can’t even bear the cost increases associated with VC requests.” Strikes and staff shortages have already forced airlines, including Lufthansa, to cancel thousands of flights during the summer and have caused long queues at major airports, causing enormous inconvenience to passengers who had decided to return to travel in the first summer without Covid restrictions.



Source-tg24.sky.it