Germany’s flag carrier, Lufthansa, had to cancel 800 flights around the world after a pilot’s strike one day.700 passengers were stranded at the T3 terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi.
Stranded travelers and their loved ones expressed their outrage at Delhi airport on Friday night.
Information was received at IGI Airport at 12:15 am, saying that a crowd was gathering on the main road in front of departure gate number 1 at IGI Airport Terminal 3. The crowd was demanding a refund of the money or alternative arrangements for relatives inside the terminal building. ” airport police said.
Lufthansa has two flights from Delhi to Frankfurt and Munich, which remain canceled on Friday.
Delhi | Delhi | At 12:00 am, 150 people gathered at departure gate No.1 of T3. Lufthansa has learned that about 400 flights to Munich and Frankfurt have been canceled without notice due to a sudden global strike of his pilots: DCP IGI Airport (1/2) pic.twitter.com/ppw1dxXYOl
— Ani (@ANI) September 2, 2022
“After inquiry, we have learned that two Lufthansa flights have been cancelled. LH 761 (Delhi to Frankfurt) is scheduled to depart at 2:50 am with 300 passengers, and another Lufthansa flight LH 763 (Delhi to Munich) with 400 passengers scheduled to depart at 1:10 am has been cancelled.” said one official.
“Lufthansa Airlines Headquarters has canceled both flights because all Lufthansa airline pilots went on strike for one day worldwide over salary reviews,” the airport police said.
Security concerns were raised at Delhi airport last night as Lufthansa passengers were moved in the terminal building after their Lufthansa flight was cancelled.
Students strike at Delhi IGI airport as Lufthansa cancels two flights to Germany and finds no solution. Students are panicking as most colleges start on his 6th and do not rebook by September 10th. @PMOIndia@JM_Cyndia @ Lufthansa #shameonlufthansa pic.twitter.com/y7W8yTAUsp
— Bhavia Patel 190 (@bhavyapatel_190) September 1, 2022
“After investigation, we found that most of the crowd were family members/relatives of passengers on flights LH 761 and LH 763. They were upset when they were informed that the flight had been canceled without prior notice. The IGI worked with the CISF to handle the situation.
Officials further say most of the students were meant to fly with Lufthansa last night, as passengers in the viral video yell for justice and their money back at the airport.
Germany’s Lufthansa canceled 800 flights today, affecting perhaps 130,000 passengers after the pilots’ union announced a one-day strike.
Lufthansa said “isolated cancellations or delays” on Saturday or Sunday are also possible while it works to normalize the situation.
The pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) confirmed overnight that Lufthansa pilots will go on strike all day on Friday against flights by main passenger operations and its cargo subsidiary DPA, Deutsche Aviation Press reports. rice field.
VC has called for a 5.5% wage hike for its more than 5,000 pilots this year and automatic inflation adjustments for 2023, but said the discussions had failed.
Delhi | Delhi | Passengers at IGI airport wait hours for alternative flights as German Lufthansa airline cancels 800 flights amid strike by pilots pic.twitter.com/r19X8AjNda
— Ani (@ANI) September 2, 2022
During the coronavirus crisis, Lufthansa began to terminate contracts, bypass joint agreements and set up new airlines on terms of lower wage levels.
“We haven’t received enough offers today,” spokesman Matthias Beyer said. “This is a cold, missed opportunity.”
Michael Nigemann, Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of Labor at Lufthansa AG Germany, said:
“The VC call to strike is incomprehensible.Despite the ongoing burden of the Covid crisis and the uncertain outlook for the global economy, the management has made a very good and socially balanced proposal. Escalation costs thousands of customers.”
The group has presented an offer for an 18-month period in which Lufthansa and Lufthansa Cargo pilots will receive a total of €900 more base salary per month in two phases, according to a statement.
This benefits salaries, especially for new hires.
Entry-level co-pilots receive an additional 18% or more base salary over the life of their contract, and final-level captains receive 5%. With ground staff agreement, the group has indicated its willingness to make significant wage increases.
(with ANI input)
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