Catering staff strike could ground Lufthansa flights

Lufthansa has warned that flights may be cancelled due to a strike from today by catering staff.

The Verdi trade union has called for a strike at the German airline group’s catering company LSG Skychefs.

The impact from the 24-hour walkout today is likely to be felt until Saturday.

The industrial action will affect catering loading at Lufthansa’s Frankfurt and Munich hubs.

“As a result, Lufthansa will not be able to provide its regular variety of beverages and meals,” the airline said.

Lufthansa added: “In unforeseen circumstances, flights may be cancelled. Lufthansa passengers are requested to check the status of their flight prior to departure.

“No meals or beverages will be offered on domestic and European flights to and from Frankfurt and Munich with reduced catering available on long-haul flights from Frankfurt and Munich.

“Lufthansa regrets the inconvenience for its passengers. Customers transiting in Frankfurt and Munich or commencing their journey at these airports have access to catering stations in the transit and departure area offering customers free snacks and beverages.

“Additionally, Lufthansa will reimburse costs – up to a reasonable level and upon presentation of receipt – if customers purchase meals or beverages for themselves.”




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