Lufthansa share: Omikron mixes up flight plans – AUA gives details

The Omikron wave ensures a reduction in the number of airlines offered worldwide, including the AUA.

In response to an APA request, the subsidiary of the German Lufthansa announced today: “Unfortunately, due to the mixed pandemic and booking situation, we also had to lower our original flight schedule primarily in the period from calendar weeks 3-8 2022.”

This affects the intercontinental routes VIE-YUL and VIE-IKA, as well as the continental routes VIE-BLQ, VIE-CGN, VIE-OZH, VIE-SBZ, VIE-NUE / LEJ, VIE-MAN and VIE-PMI, according to the airline .

The sister company Swiss is canceling around 2,900 flights in the winter flight schedule. The cancellations mainly affect the period from mid-January to the end of March, the Swiss announced today. In the past few weeks, 1,200 flights have already been canceled. Now there are another 1,700 cancellations. The total of 2,900 flight cancellations make up about eight percent of the planned flights.

The parent company Lufthansa is also canceling numerous flights in the winter flight schedule due to a lack of demand. Every tenth planned flight is to be canceled, a total of 33,000 connections are canceled. The Germans justified the break this week with “a sharp drop in bookings”. Europe’s largest low-cost airline Ryanair, the parent company of Lauda Europe, announced that it would cut its flight program by a third in January.

There is currently a lot less going on in the air. The US airlines canceled hundreds of flights over Christmas because of Omikron. According to the broadcaster CNN, around 1,700 flights within, to or from the USA were affected by the cancellations.

At the largest German airport in Frankfurt, the Christmas weekend went smoothly and calmly, according to information provided by the company. Even on Boxing Day, everything was going well, said a spokesman for the operator Fraport on Sunday.



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