FILE PHOTO: Planes of German air carrier Lufthansa are parked at Frankfurt airport in Frankfurt, Germany, June 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach//File Photo

After the airport chaos of the past few weeks, Lufthansa gives travelers hope for a regular flight schedule for the rest of the summer. “This summer, 99 percent of all Lufthansa Group holiday flights and 95 percent of the entire flight program can take place,” said the head of the Lufthansa hub in Munich, Stefan Kreuzpaintner, of the “Augsburger Allgemeine” on Friday. “All partners know that they now have to do everything to ensure stable air traffic.”

The airline recently canceled thousands of flights due to staff shortages. On Wednesday, a warning strike by ground staff also led to massive disabilities. “Each flight cancellation is one too many for our guests,” said Kreuzpaintner. “But with the current flight plan adjustments, we are creating stability.”

At the same time, the Lufthansa manager predicted rising ticket prices for the coming months. “The price development of kerosene is a key cost driver for all airlines. Unfortunately, we cannot avoid passing this price increase on to customers.”