Frankfurt airport is quite not so busy since the Lufthansa’s pilots’ strike started last April 2. I heard this news over the radio a lot of times and also read it on German local newspapers. I also watched some news about the 3-day strike of Lufthansa’s pilots in the television. It started last April 2 and will end April 4, 2014 at midnight. The said strike is said to be over early retirement of the pilots.
According to the news I read on the newspaper, this strike affected almost half a million pf passengers around the globe since Lufthansa has cancelled 3,800 flights during the duration of the strike. The pilots’ walkout is the largest ever to hit the airline and the third strike at Frankfurt airport.
This strike affected a lot of passengers and businesses not only in Germany but also around the globe.This stoppage is said to cost tens of millions of Euros lost.
It is also mentioned that Lufthansa’s flight schedules will return to normal before Saturday. The news I watched in the television almost an hour ago, also showed some images of the passengers who are already getting ready for their flight starting this midnight.
Analysts estimate the strike could cost the airline as much as 50 million euros ($69 million) in lost profit.
Good luck to the negotiation between the pilots and the Lufthansa, Germany’s biggest airline. To all passengers who will fly and will be resuming their cancelled flights during the strike, have a safe fly to you all!
I am glad that my flight will commence in the third week of April 2014. Frankfurt airport, I am coming soon too! Hoping that everything will be fine that week.