Lufthansa cancels most of its flights for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday because of pilot’s strike

EAST MEADOW, NY — Due to the strike announced by the pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and Germanwings have cancelled approximately 3,800 flights on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (April 2-4).

During the three-day walkout of the cockpit crew, only about 500 Lufthansa short- and long-haul flights will be operated. The list of cancelled flights is published on LH.com.

Information for Germanwings passengers is available on germanwings.com.

Flight cancellations on such a massive scale will affect a total of 425,000 passengers. Lufthansa will inform all passengers who have registered their contact details in their booking or in their Miles & More profile about flight changes via text message and e-mail. Most of the remaining domestic and European flights will be flown by the daughter companies, Eurowings and Lufthansa Cityline, whose pilots are not participating in the walkout.

The pilots of the daughter companies, Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa CityLine and Air Dolomiti, as well as the pilots of Brussels Airlines, will not participate in the strike. Where possible, these companies will use larger planes on routes from and to Germany in order to bring as many rebooked Lufthansa passengers as possible to their destinations.

Additionally, Lufthansa will re-book affected passengers on other airlines and will provide train tickets on domestic routes in cooperation with German Railways (Deutsche Bahn). Airline tickets can be exchanged for a train ticket at automated check-ins or on the Internet.

Already since last Friday, passengers can rebook or cancel flights at no cost for the period of April 2-4, 2014.