The German airline has to cancel more flights during the summer. Lufthansa announced on Thursday that more than 3,000 flights in total have been cancelled.
The airline had previously announced that it would cancel 900 flights to and from its Frankfurt and Munich hubs on Fridays and weekends in July. An additional 2,200 flights are now being added, also on other days. This usually concerns flights within Europe. It is not currently clear to what extent this relates to flights to and from Belgium.
Lufthansa points out, among other things, a shortage of staff – both within the company and among service providers at the airport. Strikes in the aviation sector and the outbreak of the Corona virus in the summer also seem to play a role.
Other airlines of the Lufthansa group, such as Swiss Air Lines and Eurowings, have already canceled their summer offer. Brussels Airlines did so, too, canceling 148 flights.
The company stressed that it was not a question of staff shortages at Brussels Airlines. It is a decision that should reduce the workload of employees. This intervention was not enough to stop a strike: A three-day strike at the company began on Thursday.
Many airlines and airports in Europe, which often allow employees to leave during the Corona crisis, are struggling to find new people quickly enough as air traffic recovers.
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