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Lufthansa strike risks 30 flights being cancelled at Brussels Zaventem this weekend

18:58 06/03/2024

A new round of strike action by German airline Lufthansa risks disrupting travel to and from Brussels Airport at Zaventem this weekend, reports Belga.

The exact dates and duration of the action have not been confirmed; unions say they are “ready for dialogue”.

Cabin crew at Lufthansa have declared themselves in favour of a strike, the union Ufo announced on Wednesday. Around 18,000 stewards and flight attendants working for Europe’s largest airline are demanding higher pay.

Ground operations staff plan a strike from Thursday to Saturday. Some 30 flights will be cancelled to and from Zaventem airport.

For over a month now, the German company has been facing numerous actions from its staff.

Meanwhile, there’s a risk of further unrest at Brussels Airlines. It was announced on Wednesday that the mediation procedure for pilots has failed, reports RTBF. New strike action cannot be ruled out.

The airline cancelled flights in February due to action by cabin crew. A 24-hour strike by pilots in January also led to flight cancellation.

Brussels Airlines is one of the four Lufthansa Group network airlines.

Photo: ©Lufthansa

Written by The Bulletin