Germanwings cancels almost 700 flights / Over 600 flights expected to take offThe trade union Cockpit has announced that Germanwings and Lufthansa pilots will be striking from 12am (midnight) Wednesday, 2 April until 11:59pm on Friday, 4 April 2014. The strike will have a significant impact on Germanwings flight operations.
According to current planning, almost 700 of approximately 1332 flights will be cancelled throughout this period.
Around 600 flights will take place according to the current planning status. The airline has worked out an overview of those flights taking place on the days in question, which can be found on the website at: www.germanwings.com/en/ or https://www.germanwings.com/en/Booking/information-for-our-passengers.htm.
Passengers whose flights are cancelled and for whom data is held, will be informed by Germanwings via SMS or email. All passengers affected by the strikes can rebook or cancel their flights free-of-charge on www.germanwings.com/en/. In light of the fact the call centre is currently experiencing a huge volume of calls, changes and cancellations can also be made after the original departure date, up to 11.04.2014.
An increased number of staff will be available at airports so that passengers will be looked after and will always be able to find a contact person.
Germanwings regrets any inconvenience caused to passengers as a result of the strike action and are striving to limit the impact as much as possible.