Lufthansa adds freighter flights to counter strike action
10 / 11 / 2015
Lufthansa Cargo is deploying extra freighter capacity in order to mitigate the effects of a cabin crew strike taking place today.
The strike by the cabin crew has now entered its fourth day and is estimated to be costing Lufthansa at least €10m per day.
While the strikes are not affecting Lufthansa Cargo flights directly, cargo being carried in the belly of passenger aircraft faces delays.
Today the strikers are targeting all long-haul flights to and from Germany and short-haul flights from Dusseldorf.
Lufthansa Cargo said it would take steps to mitigate any delays.
“Lufthansa Cargo regrets any inconvenience caused by strike actions of the union. Lufthansa is always ready for the resumption of talks with the union,” the German cargo airline said.
“Staff worldwide will do their utmost to keep the potential inconvenience to customers at a minimum.
“Affected shipments will if possible be rebooked to other flights as well as to Road Feeder Services. We are also deploying additional freighter connections.
“A first extra service Frankfurt – New York, JFK – Frankfurt will operate on Tuesday.”
Lufthansa directed customers to its TrackIT-system for the latest shipment updates.
Earlier this year, the cargo airline was also affected by strike action carried out by a pilot union.