Lufthansa has started operating again

Monday 19, April 2010


Lufthansa has started operating again


Last update: April 19th, 19:30 UTC (21:30 German local time). This evening (April, 19th) all long-haul flights with only few exceptions as well as some intra-european and domestic flights will take place.



On Tuesday (April, 20th) all long distance flights are expected to be operated on schedule. In addition on Tuesday morning single domestic flights will take place. At present all other domestic and intra-european flights until 18:00 UTC are cancelled.

During Tuesday Lufthansa plans to expand its flight plan gradually.

Lists with operating flights are published here:

List of operating flights 19th April 

List of domestic flights 20th April 

Please check the latest updates on the flight status here:

Arrival & Departure

Please use alternative travel possibilities to your long-haul flights in order to appear on time at the departure airport of your international flight.

The planned flight operation depends on the current conditions.

For code share flights operated by a partner airline, please check with your operating carrier. These flights have the following flight numbers: LH1400 - LH1729, LH1910 - LH2629 or LH5050 - LH9999. If you are not sure if your flight is operated by a partner airline, please refer to your booking confirmation.

Passengers travelling within Germany can switch to a journey by rail with Deutsche Bahn, if their flights have to be cancelled. For that purpose, they must exchange their electronic ticket (etix) for a travel voucher at a Lufthansa check-in machine at the airport. Alternatively passenger can buy a Deutschen Bahn AG rail ticket. In this case the flight ticket price can later be refunded*.

Passengers whose flights have been cancelled will be rebooked in the same booking class free of charge on other flights (which must be flown by 31 December) subject to availability.Alternatively, if they wish to cancel their ticket, they will receive a refund. The change in booking must take place no later than three weeks after the original flight. 

Further information is available from the Lufthansa Service Center or out of Germany toll free under 0800 8 50 60 70. Due to the exceptional circumstances, customers may face longer than normal waiting times.

At present it is not possible to predict how the air traffic situation in Europe will progress. Lufthansa is keeping a close eye on developments and is in constant contact with the relevant ministries, aviation authorities, meteorological services and airports.

* non-flown tickets will be fully refunded. Partly flown tickets will be refunded pro-rata




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