Several Irish flights affected as Lufthansa pilots go on strike

Eight flights into and out of Dublin Airport have been cancelled

Several Irish flights affected as Lufthansa pilots go on strike

A Lufthansa plane arriving at Dublin Airport | Image: RollingNews.ie

Several flights to and from Ireland have been cancelled due to a strike by Lufthansa pilots.

The strike announcement concerns Lufthansa operated flights only.

Flights operated by Germanwings, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Brussels Airlines are not affected.

Eight services into and out of Dublin Airport have been cancelled as a result.

Flights LH978, LH980, and LH982 to Frankfurt from Dublin are all cancelled - as is flight LH2514 from Munich.

While departing flights LH983, LH979, and LH981 to Frankfurt are also cancelled - flight LH2515 to Munich is also not running.

The pilots union Cockpit (VC) says the strike is affeting all continental and intercontinental routes.

It is running from November 23rd until November 24th at 11:59pm German time, according to Lufthnsa.

The carrier says it regrets the inconvenience caused and will try to minimise the impact on its passengers.

It is thought that in total, nearly 900 flights will be cancelled due to the strike - affecting some 100,000 passengers.

This is the 14th strike by the union since April 2014.