Lufthansa to Cancel 34,000 Flights in Summer Schedule: WirtschaftsWoche

By Reuters
February 17, 2023Business News
Lufthansa to Cancel 34,000 Flights in Summer Schedule: WirtschaftsWoche
Lufthansa planes wait after an IT fault at Germany's Lufthansa causes massive flight delays and disruptions in Frankfurt, Germany, on Feb. 15, 2023. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

BERLIN—Lufthansa plans to cancel 34,000 flights in the summer half-year, German business weekly WirtschaftsWoche said on Thursday, adding the number could increase as cancellations at its Eurowings and SWISS units might be added.

“Lufthansa has adjusted the 2023 summer flight schedule from Frankfurt and Munich,” the paper quoted a Lufthansa spokesperson as saying.

The exact extent could not be determined “as further daily cancellations can always be added,” the person told WirtschaftsWoche.

Lufthansa has cancelled more than 1,300 flights on Friday, including all flights at the Frankfurt and Munich hub airports, as a result of strike action, it said in a statement on Thursday.

German trade union Verdi on Wednesday called on workers at Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Dortmund, Hanover, and Bremen airports to go on a 24-hour strike, saying collective bargaining efforts had made little progress.

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