Lufthansa cancels 400 flights due to strikes at German airports

Lufthansa, the largest airline in Europe, canceled at least 414 flights on January 15 due to workers ‘ strikes in eight German airports, Bloomberg reported, citing a statement by the company.

On this day, there will be a strike of employees of the security sector of airports in Germany, which require an increase in wages. It will be held for a few hours at Frankfurt and Munich airports (where Lufthansa hubs are located), as well as in Hamburg, Hanover, Bremen, Dresden, Erfurt and Leipzig and Halle airports, the Agency writes.

Thus, the cancellation will affect 386 flights within Europe and 28 Intercontinental routes, and these figures do not take into account the cancellation of flights in Munich and can grow, adds Lufthansa.

The strike is organized by the German Union of workers in the service sector Verdi. Increase in payments, according to its requirements, should affect 23 thousand people, says Deutsche Welle. “Since employers have not shown a desire to offer [employees] improved conditions, the strengthening of strikes has become necessary,” — quotes Bloomberg Board member Verdi Ute Kittel.

The next round of talks is scheduled for January 23.