Sunday, September 2, 2012

Strike by Lufthansa flight attendants ends

A strike by Lufthansa flight attendants at Frankfurt airport has ended, and the airline says its flight operations are mostly back to normal.

The cabin crew strike at Frankfurt airport (FRA) called by the Independent Flight Attendants Organization (UFO) on Friday, Aug. 31, has ended, and the airline says it is not aware of plans for any further strike action. However, the airline warns, the union may call for labor actions again on short notice, as was the case with Friday’s strike.

The strike forced Lufthansa to cancel about 190 flights from and to Frankfurt, among them six intercontinental connections. 26,000 passengers were affected.

In a statement, Lufthansa says it regrets any inconvenience caused by the strike, and pledges do its utmost to minimize the impacts. “Passenger support and service have top priority,” the airline says in its statement.

The carrier noted that the union announces strike actions on short notice, which creates additional problems because it limits passengers’ ability to make reliable travel plans.

Lufthansa has established a page on its web site for travelers to monitor for up-to-date information. Whenever possible, passengers who have registered their contact details in their customer profile will be informed via SMS or email about delays, cancellations and rebookings.

Passengers can obtain information on the status of their flights as early as the afternoon of the day before their travel and should check currently cancelled flights under Cancelled flights.

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