However, despite the strikes, Lufthansa said it transported 7.6 million passengers in November, up 5.9% compared to the previous year. ASKs were up 9.3%, sales were up 10.1% and load factor increased 0.5% to 75.8%.
Group subsidiaries Austrian Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines experienced passenger growth of 10.9% and 4.3%, respectively, for November.
In November, VC called members to go on strike for six days, forcing Lufthansa to cancel 4,500 flights, affecting more than half a million passengers.
On Dec. 9, VC announced it is analyzing the Group’s latest offer and will restart negotiations.
There are no strikes planned during the negotiation period.
(Kurt Hofmann - ATWOnline News)