Lufthansa justifies its new cut in its summer schedules. The company cites airline security strikes, weather events and, in particular, a higher than expected Covid infection rate. As a result, they are putting additional pressure on the system.

The increase in the number of Corona infections currently being observed throughout Germany is not sparing Lufthansa and its employees. In the past few days, our crews have gone on short-term sick leave. These industry-wide challenges have led airlines to pull more flights out of the system across Europe, including…

Lufthansa is justifying its latest cut to its summer schedules. The company cites airline security strikes, weather events and, in particular, a higher than expected Covid infection rate. As a result, they are putting additional pressure on the system.

The increase in the number of Corona infections currently being observed throughout Germany is not sparing Lufthansa and its employees. In the past few days, our crews have gone on short-term sick leave. These industry-wide challenges have led airlines to pull more flights out of the system across Europe, including Lufthansa, in order to cover the traffic peaks,” says a spokesperson.

Faced with airport congestion, Lufthansa is also cancelling more than 2,000 additional flights at these hubs throughout the summer. They will be added to the thousand flights already cancelled in July during the weekends.

A total of 3,200 flights will disappear this summer

In an interview with the tabloid Bild Zeitung, Lufthansa explains the situation as follows. ” In order to inform passengers as early as possible, Lufthansa will remove an additional 2,200 flights from the system for the summer out of a total of about 80,000 flights at the Frankfurt and Munich hubs. This includes the other days of the week, which were previously less affected.

The company will mainly cancel flights to European and domestic destinations, where viable transport alternatives such as rail exist. The company should also modify its schedules accordingly. For the moment, no information has been communicated on the affected routes from French-speaking Europe.

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The carrier has not been very reassuring about a normalization of the situation. According to the company’s management, the problems should continue until the beginning of 2023.