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End in sight for Lufthansa strike

End in sight for Lufthansa strike

After the end of the longest strike in the company’s history, Lufthansa will already return to almost normal operations on Saturday and will offer its customers the usual service as soon as possible.

All scheduled long-haul connections will be able to operate on the day.

Furthermore the long-haul connections from Frankfurt to Hong Kong, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, which were scheduled to take off on late Friday evening, will be delayed to Saturday morning.

Thus, a cancellation of these connections can be avoided.

Lufthansa will also return to almost normal operations on short- and medium-haul flights on Saturday.


Due to operational reasons, there can be occasional flight cancellations, if the aircraft or crews are not yet at the site of operation.

In a statement the airline said: “Lufthansa would like to sincerely apologise again to all customers who have been affected by the strike of the Independent Flight Attendant’s Union during the past days.

“The company has done its utmost to keep the effects on their customers as low as possible.”

Altogether the airline was forced to cancel approximately 4,700 flights during seven strike days.

Affected by these cancellations were approximately 550,000 passengers.