Lufthansa: 50% of our passengers will stay on groundStaff writer ▼ | March 21, 2015
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.
Lufthansa The longest strike to date
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 www.LH.com 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. ■