Lufthansa (Frankfurt) today is suffering through another 24-hour strike by its flight attendants. The company issued the following statement:
“The Independent Flight Attendants Organization (UFO) has announced a nationwide 24-hour strike action for Friday, 7. September 2012.
Lufthansa has prepared a list with cancelled flights. Our goal is to provide as much certainty as is possible for our passengers.
Lufthansa sincerely regrets that the labor dispute is being waged at the expense of its customers. Lufthansa will do its utmost best to minimize the impacts on its customers.
The call to strike action forces Lufthansa to cancel a majority of flights. Unscheduled cancellations and delays of Lufthansa flights must be anticipated. Flights of Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Germanwings and Swiss as well as LH codeshare flights will not be affected. However, at this stage, Lufthansa cannot say for sure what exact impact the strike action will have.
Even after the end of the strike, Lufthansa foresees irregularities in flight operations on the weekend.”
However the two warring sides are now showing signs they may want to settle their on-going dispute. Both sides are now welcoming a mediation as a possible way to resolve the issues.
Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss. Boeing 747-830 D-ABYA (msn 37827) lands at Hamburg. The airline is planning to make Chicago (O’Hare) its third Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental destination after Washington (Dulles) and Bangalore.