Lufthansa warns of cancellations as a consequence of IT outage

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
mentioned Wednesday that an IT outage triggered by building work in Frankfurt had brought about flight delays and cancellations, with operations anticipated to stabilize within the early night.

“Fiber-optic cables belonging to a telecommunications service provider were damaged during construction work on tracks in Frankfurt, causing an outage of Lufthansa’s IT systems at the airport in Frankfurt,” the German provider mentioned in an announcement.

Lufthansa mentioned affected passengers on home routes ought to take trains the place attainable.

The provider group, which operates Eurowings, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines except for its flagship Lufthansa model, steered earlier on Wednesday that the IT outage had additionally affected its different airways.

Meanwhile, Germany’s Verdi labor union referred to as a one-day strike at airports throughout Germany together with Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Dortmund, Hanover and Bremen. The walkout, together with floor and safety employees, is anticipated to start Friday morning.

“Passengers are strongly advised to refrain from traveling to the airport. Connecting flights from FRA will also be affected by the strike,” Frankfurt Airport mentioned in an announcement.

Write to Mauro Orru at; @MauroOrru94

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