Lufthansa: Strike of cabin crew has not impacted on Frankfurt-Baku- Frankfurt flight

Lufthansa: Strike of cabin crew has not impacted on Frankfurt-Baku- Frankfurt flight
# 04 September 2012 11:10 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Nijat Mustafayev - APA-Economics. Lufthansa cabin crew has started their strike action at Berlin’s Tegel airport and Germany’s busiest hub, Frankfurt. The UFO trade union has now announced an afternoon strike at the second-busiest airport in Munich.

Disgruntled flight attendants started their strikes at two major German hubs early on Tuesday, as their Independent Flight Attendants Organization (UFO) trade union announced further action for the afternoon.

Around 1,200 cabin crew downed tools at Berlin Tegel and Frankfurt Airport, with a later strike announced for Munich. Staff at Berlin’s main airport started their strike at 5 a.m. local time (0300 GMT), with workers at Frankfurt Main following one hour behind. The UFO union said both actions were due to last eight hours.

Munich airport, Germany’s second-busiest behind Frankfurt, would face a similar strike starting at 1 p.m. local time, the union subsequently announced.

UFO had pledged broad strike measures for Tuesday, but said it would not reveal their extent until the last moment - an attempt to stop Lufthansa drafting in replacements among non-strikers or staff from other airlines.

Lufthansa said it would prioritize on long-haul flights where possible, but a spokeswoman told the AFP news agency that delays or cancellations were conceivable in all categories of flights. A similar strike limited to Frankfurt on Friday forced Germany’s largest airline to cancel almost 200 flights.

Baku office of the company told APA that the abovementioned strikes have not impacted on implementation of Frankfurt-Baku- Frankfurt flight: ‘We implement flgiths from Baku to Frankfurt in accordance with the schedule on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sundays at 04.00’.
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