German airline Lufthansa is canceling almost all of its flights scheduled for today due to a strike by its pilots, DPA reports.
This situation affects around 130,000 passengers on more than 800 flights via Frankfurt and Munich, Lufthansa’s two main hubs. People have been asked not to arrive at airports and instead travel by train or change their flight dates.
Lufthansa’s subsidiary airlines, including Swiss, Austrian, Brussels and Eurowings, are not affected by the strike and will operate scheduled flights, the German airline said. air carrier.
Lufthansa flights that are scheduled from airports outside Germany will also take place if their planes and crews are there, DPA noted.
The pilots’ union announced the strike after negotiations with the airline’s management to reach a collective labor agreement failed. Lufthansa criticized the suppression of the labor protest and called on the union to return to the negotiating table.
The airline’s bosses have previously proposed to increase wages by 900 euros per employee. However, the trade unions are demanding a more substantial increase in wages. Lufthansa countered that if it complied with the demands, its pilot salary costs would increase by 40 percent.