Flights cancelled as Lufthansa pilots strike
PR dla Zagranicy
Forty two flights between Poland and Germany have been cancelled from midnight Tuesday night, Wednesday morning till end of Friday, as Lufthansa pilots strike over pay and conditions.
Airplanes of German carrier Lufthansa stand idle at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, 02 April 2014. Lufthansa pilots are on strike from 02 to 04 April 2014 to demand better wages and conditions. Lufthansa expects it has to cancel some 3,800 flights in this period. EPA/FEDERICO GAMBARINI
In total the German airline will cancel up to 3,800 flights worldwide with nearly half a million passengers affected during a strike applying to Lufthansa flights and its subsidiaries, Lufthansa Cargo and Germanwings.
"Lufthansa aircraft are not flying from [Warsaw's] Chopin Airport to and from Frankfurt and Munich - a total of 42 flights, 21 arrivals and 21 departures," Warsaw's international Chopin airport spokesman Przemyslaw Przybylski told the TVN broadcaster.
The strike by the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) trade union is being described as "the biggest walkout in Lufthansa's history," a statement by the airline says.
The protest began at midnight on Tuesday and will last till 23.59 on Friday. (pg)