Lufthansa pilots' 4-day strike impacts 345,000 customers

Lufthansa pilots, represented by Vereinigung Cockpit union, have extended their strike, which caused the airline to institute a special flight schedule over the four-day walkout, the company said.

The company said over 95 percent of all Lufthansa Group flights took place on Saturday, November 25. Due to the extension of the strike, approximately 30,000 passengers were impacted by the 137 cancellations of short and medium-haul routes. The four-day strike has affected 345,000 passengers overall with a total of 2,755 flight cancellations.

The Group airlines Eurowings, Germanwings, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti and Brussels Airlines are not affected by the strike. The pilots of Lufthansa Cargo have not been called on to strike. Flights to and from Germany that are operated by other Lufthansa Group airlines will be taking off as scheduled.

The Lufthansa Group is a global aviation group with a total of 540 subsidiaries and equity investments, which in the financial year 2015 were organized into the passenger airline group, logistics, MRO, catering and other business segments.