Over 1000 flights operated by 20 airlines were impacted by cancellations at several airports, with German airlines being the most affected. Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti, Condor, and British Airways were the most impacted by the cancellations. Lufthansa cancelled 896 flights, which accounted for 43% of their schedule, with most of the affected flights being European destinations. Some longer distance flights operated by United and Air Canada were also cancelled. This information was accurate as of 15:30UTC on February 8, 2024.
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At these airports, 1043 flights were affected, causing chaos for 20 different airlines. The main victims of this airline Armageddon were Lufthansa (LH), Air Dolomiti (EN), Condor (DE) and British Airways (BA).
The German airlines bore the brunt of the cancellations, with Lufthansa taking the biggest hit. They had to call off a whopping 896 flights between February 7-8, which accounted for a staggering 43% of their entire schedule. And these weren’t just domestic flights – the majority of them were bound for European destinations.
But it wasn’t just the European flights suffering. Even longer distance flights operated by United and Air Canada were caught in the crossfire.
As of 15:30UTC on Thursday, February 8, 2024, this was the data. The chaos captured in the cover photo by Marcin Tarnowski of JetPhotos tells the story of a day in the life of these disrupted airlines.
Fun fact: According to the 2019 AirHelp Score, Lufthansa was ranked as the 9th best airline in the world, based on factors such as on-time performance and quality of service.
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