Lufthansa and Eurowings cancel more than 1,000 flights as aviation struggles to meet travel demand

Posted: June 9, 2022 8:54 a.m. ET

By Cristina Roca

Deutsche Lufthansa AG is cutting flights from its schedule, it said on Thursday, citing bottlenecks and staffing shortages in aviation as the industry struggles to keep up with the post-pandemic boom in the travel demand.

The German airline group said its flagship carrier Lufthansa and Eurowings had already canceled more than 1,000…

By Cristina Roca


Deutsche Lufthansa AG is cutting flights from its schedule, it said on Thursday, citing bottlenecks and staffing shortages in aviation as the industry struggles to keep up with the post-pandemic boom in the travel demand.

The German airline group said its flagship carrier Lufthansa and Eurowings had already canceled more than 1,000 flights for the month of July to ensure schedule stability.

Lufthansa has cut 900 domestic and intra-European flights from Frankfurt and Munich for next month. It canceled flights on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and the total number of canceled flights represents 5% of its planned weekend capacity, the company said.

Low-cost carrier Eurowings has blocked “several hundred flights” for July, Lufthansa said.

“The entire aviation industry, especially in Europe, is currently suffering from bottlenecks and staff shortages. This affects airports, ground handling services, air traffic control, but also airlines,” the carrier said.


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