65 Lufthansa Regional Flights Cancelled Until Tonight Due to Strike by Pilots
If you plan on being a passenger on Augsburg Airways today, Tuesday, May 7, 2013, a strike by the pilots of this airline which operates regional flights for Lufthansa is currently in effect through 22:00 tonight.
At this time, 65 flights have already been canceled as a result of this strike. Other flights may be affected as well.
An official statement has been released by Lufthansa, which reports the latest travel information as follows:
“The pilots of Augsburg Airways are on strike today, Tuesday, 7 May 2013, between 6:00 and 22:00 (German local time). Only Lufthansa regional flights from/to Munich (MUC) are affected by this action. 65 flights needed to be cancelled altogether. Customers are kindly asked to check the status of their flight well in advance under Flight status.
For some affected flights, alternative connections operated by Lufthansa exist, onto which customers may transfer. For German domestic flights, customers may also use the rail services of Deutsche Bahn and travel by train. To do so, the electronic ticket may be exchanged into a travel voucher online under My bookings or at a Lufthansa check-in kiosk.”
Lufthansa pledges to “do its utmost best to minimize impacts” resulting from the strike.
Augsburg Airways is expected to cease operating regional flights for Lufthansa effective as of October 26, 2013 — and FlyerTalk members speculate on its replacement as well as what aircraft will be used.
This strike by the pilots of Augsburg Airways is the latest in a series of strikes to have plagued Lufthansa since last year — including last month and in March of 2013.
FlyerTalk member alfahund put it rather simply: “Argh.”