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Germanwings has released a replacement flight schedule in reaction to the threatened strike by the German pilots' trade union Cockpit

The pilots’ trade union Cockpit has threatened Germanwings with a strike scheduled to take place tomorrow, Friday 29 August 2014, between 06:00 and 12:00, local time in Germany. To allow its passengers to plan ahead, the German airline has drawn up a replacement flight schedule that will be valid tomorrow during the strike period.

All passengers are therefore advised to check the current status of their flight on The latest information will be regularly posted on the website. Passengers whose flight is cancelled can change their flight free of charge on or by contacting the call centre.

There are a total 164 scheduled departures during the strike period, of which 116 (i.e. 70% of flights) are liable to be cancelled. Around 15,000 passengers will be unable to board their flights owing to the pilots’ union strike. German domestic flights are the most heavily affected. Domestic passengers will be offered the option to travel by rail instead. Flights to holiday destinations will, however, go ahead, for which Germanwings is taking appropriate measures, such as deploying pilots who are normally staffed in the airline’s management. Germanwings will also be leasing aircraft from other airlines to ensure passengers can return from holiday destinations.

Routes served by Eurowings are not affected by the strike, as their pilots are not employed under the Lufthansa group wage tariff agreement.

Germanwings apologises for any inconvenience caused to passengers by this industrial action, and is striving to keep its effects to a minimum.

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