Flight Attendants Renew Strike Action
News: A strike staged by flight attendants of German airline Lufthansa recommenced on September 4. This resulted in the cancellation of one-third of the carrier's long-haul schedules at its main Frankfurt hub. The majority of flights cancelled on September 4 were operating on short- and mid-haul routes. Meanwhile, more industrial action is also planned for later in the week ending September 8. The impact of the recent staged strike was much larger in comparison to the strike staged on August 31. However, the latest strike is still manageable and the carrier's freighter schedule operated normally; the company was able to re-book shipments for bellyhold cargo on the next available flight, according to a Lufthansa Cargo spokesman. However, flight operations to and from Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich were affected, Lufthansa said. The flight attendants' union, UFO, is demanding for a 5% increase for its members after a three-year pay freeze.
Lufthansa is one of the world's leading cargo carriers, with 4,600 employees and serving 300 destinations.