LSG Sky Chefs employees started a work slowdown at the end of June (read more here, here and here) that strategically only affected Lufthansa’s short/medium-haul flights in Europe that were catered both ways ex-Germany.
Lufthansa has decided to either fully or partially offload LSG Sky Chefs subsidiary that it owns 100%. Employees are not fan of this as it would likely reduce pay and benefits.
Lufthansa still has the following up on its website:
Restriction in catering on some LH flights
Unfortunately, personnel shortages at our catering service provider are currently restricting the loading of our domestic German and European flights. Therefore Lufthansa cannot provide the usual choice of drinks and meals on these flights. In particular, this affects the catering loading of Economy Class on flights between 60 and 180 minutes. Longer European or long-haul flights are not affected. The flights of our partners and Lufthansa Cityline are also not affected. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Lufthansa was claiming that the personnel shortages were behind this non-catering of its flights in Europe, when it fact it was employee action.
Passengers whose flights were not catered should contact and request compensation in the form of cash. The airline did not provide the advertised service passengers had paid for.