Lufthansa has cancelled 876 of its flights scheduled for Wednesday because of a planned one-day strike by German pilots union Cockpit (VC).
The union will strike for Lufthansa flights departing Germany on all continental and intercontinental routes. According to the airline, about 100,000 passengers on 876 out of 3,000 scheduled flights will be affected.
No other German airline—including Lufthansa City Line—will be affected.
The airline is warning all passengers to check the status of their flights on LH.com before heading to the airport. Lufthansa will notify all passengers who have included their mobile phone number on reservation about cancellations via text message.
The airline is allowing anyone whose flight is cancelled to rebook free of charge or have the ticket refunded.
Lufthansa also is allowing any passenger with a booked Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, SWISS, Edelweiss, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings or Germanwings flight on a Lufthansa document from or to Frankfurt, Munich or Dusseldorf to rebook free of charge.
The pilot union is striking as a result of a long-running dispute over pay. It will be the 14th time that Lufthansa will suffer disruptions and delays because of strikes from the pilots union. Last year, a week-long strike by the Independent Flight Attendant’s Organization, which represented Lufthansa workers, forced the cancellation of almost 5,000 flights and left more than a half a million passengers stranded.