Cape Town - German airline Lufthansa has cancelled a total of 1 350 flights, affecting flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg, after pilots went on strike in an ongoing dispute over retirement benefits.
Lufthansa spokesperson Karen Duncker confirmed Monday and Tuesday's flights to and from South Africa had been affected as follows:
- Monday flight Johannesburg for Frankfurt - LH573, 19:40 - cancelled
- Monday flight Cape Town for Munich - LH575, 18:55 - cancelled
- Monday flightFrankfurt for Johannesburg - LH572, 21:55 - cancelled
- Tuesday flight Munich to Cape Town - LH574, 22:20 cancelled
The airline confirmed all of Tuesday's flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg were going ahead as scheduled for now.
"The airline has notified the passengers concerned and they are in the process of making alternative flight arrangements," Duncker said.
Affected passengers are also being advised to contact the airline directly - click here for the Lufthansa website or call 011 341 9541 / 0861 842 538
Reports indicate that plans call for Wednesday’s flights to be normally scheduled again - a special flight plan for the total strike period is available on www.LH.com