ARCHIV - 06.05.2021, Brandenburg, Schönefeld: Ein Passagierflugzeug der Fluggesellschaft Lufthansa steht auf dem Areal des Hauptstadtflughafens Berlin-Brandenburg (BER) abseits der Start- und Landebahn. Die Deutsche Lufthansa AG berichtet an diesem Donnerstag über ihr Geschäft im zweiten Quartal, das weiterhin stark von der Corona-Pandemie bestimmt war. (zu dpa «Lufthansa berichtet über schwieriges zweites Quartal») Foto: Patrick Pleul/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

Lufthansa passengers will also have to prepare for flight cancellations at the capital’s BER airport on Wednesday. The Verdi union is calling on ground staff to go on a one-day warning strike. The airline has already canceled a large part of the offer in Schönefeld: 16 Lufthansa and two Eurowings flights.

Only four flights to Munich are expected to start as scheduled on Wednesday. These could possibly also be taken out of the program. Lufthansa had warned of “massive restrictions” in advance.

On request, Lufthansa stated that it wanted to inform the affected passengers about the failures by SMS or email. She offers her customers alternatives and helps with rebooking. In addition, she recommends that passengers do not come to the airports without rebooking because only a few service counters will be open there.

The hubs of Lufthansa: Frankfurt and Munich are particularly affected by the warning strike. Almost all Lufthansa flights are also canceled in Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Bremen, Hanover, Stuttgart and Cologne. In total, more than 1000 flights with 134,000 affected passengers are said to be cancelled.

Verdi has called on the airline’s around 20,000 ground workers nationwide to go on strikes across the country in order to put pressure on the ongoing salary negotiations. The union had rejected an initial offer from Lufthansa, but agreed to continue negotiations for August 3rd and 4th.

According to Verdi Berlin-Brandenburg, Lufthansa has around 300 employees on the ground at BER who would probably take part in the strike. A rally is not planned in Berlin, unlike in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf.