‘Lufthansa is back’ says airline. But after IT failure and ongoing strikes, what’s the full picture?

The beginning of 2023 has been turbulent for Germany’s Lufthansa Group.

In February, it was hit by a catastrophic IT failure that caused widespread flight cancellations across the six airlines it owns. Construction work damaged telecoms cables in Frankfurt which led to the collapse of the company’s network.

Just days after, ongoing strike action at airports across Germany led to thousands more flights being cancelled.

As it continues to recover from staff shortages since the pandemic, Lufthansa has reportedly cut more than 30,000 flights from its schedule this summer according to German business newspaper WirtshaftsWoche.

So, with the lingering effects of COVID-19 still affecting passengers, can the German flag carrier avoid further chaos

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