Lufthansa Cargo to Operate All Flights despite Strike
Frankfurt, October 8, 2014 (STAT):-Despite the walkout announced by the pilots’ union, Vereinigung Cockpit Lufthansa Cargo plans to operate all of its flights. The strike was set to ground all cargo flights scheduled to depart from Frankfurt on Wednesday and Thursday.
Two flights will be departing earlier than scheduled, allowing them to bypass the strike period. As Lufthansa Cargo usually flies about half of its freight in the bellies of Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines passenger aircraft, the effects for customers will be kept at an absolute minimum.
Lufthansa has shown willingness to compromise in its discussions with Vereinigung
Cockpit and offered new negotiations on the disputed issues. The airline therefore has little understanding for this renewed call to a strike.