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Lufthansa Freighters Moving During Strike

Lufthansa Cargo will book shipments hit by cancelled flights on the next possible connection, the airline said.

April 2, 2014
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Lufthansa Cargo says a number of flights will take place during the three-day pilot strike.

The Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) pilots’ union has announced a three-day strike at Lufthansa and Lufthansa Cargo from April 2 to 4, 2014, but Lufthansa says some freighters will fly.

Stating simply, “At the moment, we are expecting severe disruption to flight operations at Lufthansa and Lufthansa Cargo,” the airline announced a list of freighter flights it says will take place.

Lufthansa says the folllowing freighter flights, whose departure was scheduled during the strike, will take place:

2 April (departure ex Frankfurt):
LH 8170/LH 8171: Frankfurt – New York/JFK – Atlanta – Frankfurt
LH 8222/LH 8223: Frankfurt – Chicago – Mexico City – Guadalajara – Dallas - Frankfurt
LH 8400/LH 8401: Frankfurt – Krasnoyarsk – Shanghai – Krasnoyarsk – Frankfurt

3 April (departure ex Frankfurt):
LH 8170/LH 8171: Frankfurt – New York/JFK – Atlanta – Frankfurt
LH 8188/LH 8189: Frankfurt – Chicago – Frankfurt
LH 8220/LH 8221: Frankfurt – Chicago – Mexico City – Dallas – Frankfurt
LH 8380/LH 8381: Frankfurt – Krasnoyarsk – Tokyo – Krasnoyarsk – Frankfurt
LH 8398/LH 8399: Frankfurt – Krasnoyarsk – Beijing – Seoul – Krasnoyarsk – Frankfurt
LH 8400/LH 8401: Frankfurt – Krasnoyarsk – Shanghai – Krasnoyarsk – Frankfurt

4 April (departure ex Frankfurt):
LH 8048/LH 8049: Frankfurt – Chicago – Los Angeles – Frankfurt
LH 8050/LH 8051: Frankfurt - New York/JFK - Frankfurt
LH 8164/LH 8165: Frankfurt – Toronto – Houston – Frankfurt (postponed to 5 April)
LH 8188/LH 8189: Frankfurt – Chicago – Frankfurt
LH 8398/LH 8399: Frankfurt – Krasnoyarsk – Beijing – Seoul – Krasnoyarsk – Frankfurt
LH 8400/LH 8401: Frankfurt – Krasnoyarsk – Shanghai – Krasnoyarsk – Frankfurt

The airline added, delivery of booked and confirmed shipments is still possible at all locations in the Lufthansa Cargo network, provided the booked departure lies within 48 hours after delivery.

Information on the status of shipments is available,in the Lufthansa TrackIT-System. Lufthansa Cargo will book shipments hit by cancelled flights on the next possible connection, the airline said. Austrian Airlines flights are not affected by the strike and are operated according to schedule.

The airline stated, “All the staff at all Lufthansa Cargo stations, worldwide, are doing their utmost to minimize any inconvenience to customers.”

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