Strike by the trade union ver.di at German airports on 26 March and 27 March 2023

The trade union ver.di has called for a strike at several German airports on Sunday, 26 March and Monday, 27 March 2023. This will bring flight operations to a virtual standstill.

  • Frankfurt (FRA): Suspension of regular flight operations on 27 March 2023

  • Munich (MUC): Suspension of regular flight operations on 26 March and 27 March 2023

Disruptions to flight operations at other German airports and Lufthansa Group airlines flight cancellations are to be expected.

The necessary flight cancellations have already been implemented. Please note that no (immediate) UN have been set in the PNR. In this case, you can do the rebooking/reissue/refund without having to request a waiver.

» To the Factsheet „Notes regarding short-term flight cancellations“

Long-haul flights originally scheduled to arrive in Germany during the strike period

Long-haul flights departing on Saturday, 25 March 2023 and originally scheduled to arrive in Munich on Sunday, 26 March 2023, as well as long-haul flights departing on Sunday, 26 March 2023 and originally scheduled to arrive in Frankfurt and Munich on Monday, 27 March 2023, have also been canceled. Furthermore, selected long-haul flights with a scheduled departure from Frankfurt and Munich on Monday, 27 March 2023 have been postponed to the following day. These changes are visible in the flight status query.

» Lufthansa flight status

Lufthansa expects regular flight operations to be largely back to normal as early as Tuesday, 28 March 2023.

Passengers affected by flight cancellations have already been informed (provided the contact details were stored in the booking) and will be rebooked on alternative flights if possible. However, the capacities available for this are very limited. Due to the large number of cancellations and reduced rebooking options, we may not be able to offer solutions for all passengers.

We ask passengers to check the status of their flight before setting out on their journey.

» Austrian Airlines flight status
» Brussels Airlines flight status
» Eurowings flight status
» Lufthansa flight status
» SWISS flight status
» Eurowings Discover flight status

Public transport in Germany also affected by the strike

Due to the strike, Deutsche Bahn will suspend long-distance rail services on Monday, 27 March 2023. Public transport will also be massively affected throughout Germany.

Lufthansa Group rules for rebooking/reissue/refund for cancelled flights

Customers affected by a flight cancellation can rebook once free of charge or have their ticket refunded. You are welcome to make rebookings/reissues/refunds for cancelled flights on Austrian Airlines/Brussels Airlines/Lufthansa/SWISS tickets yourself in accordance with the Schedule Change/Irregularity Policy for Travel Agents (OS/SN/LH/LX).

Please note: The Schedule Change/Irregularity Policy only applies to flights which have already been cancelled.

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group regret the inconvenience caused to passengers and will do their utmost to minimize the impact.

24.03.2023 07:53  CET