Strike: Six Lufthansa flights canceled from Hanover Airport NDR.de – News – Lower Saxony
Status: 07/27/2022 11:07 a.m
Lufthansa quickly canceled the entire flight program today because of the warning strike. In Lower Saxony, travelers at Hanover and Münster-Osnabrück airports are affected.
The hub of the airline are the airports in Munich and Frankfurt. Accordingly, on Hanover-Langenhagen Airport the six departures to Frankfurt and Munich planned for today have been cancelled, and five arrivals from Lufthansa flights. Am Bremen Airport Eight Lufthansa departures were canceled, and six flights from Munich and Frankfurt to Bremen were canceled. Am Münster-Osnabrück Airport four take-offs and three landings were cancelled. 18 Lufthansa flights were canceled in Hamburg.
Long waiting times at Hanover Airport possible
Nationwide, the group has canceled around 1,000 flights, 134,000 passengers remain on the ground. There can be long waiting times, according to Hanover Airport. All travelers should check the current status of their flight with Lufthansa before arriving at the airport, said a spokeswoman for Bremen Airport. The all-day booth started at 3:45 a.m. Employees at the counter, aircraft technicians and the drivers of the tow tractors who push the aircraft into the correct positions at the airport are called upon to take part. There could be more cases on Thursday and Friday.
Lufthansa and BDA react with incomprehension
Lufthansa reacted angrily: They said they had made a good offer. It is therefore incomprehensible that the union is already calling for a strike after the second round of negotiations. A work stoppage of this length across all locations can hardly be described as a warning strike, said Lufthansa HR Director Michael Niggemann. “Here, people’s understandable holiday wishes are shamelessly exploited to gain an advantage,” said Steffen Kampeter, General Manager of the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA).