Update: Lufthansa apologizes for blocking Jews from boarding flight, denies antisemitism
May 20, 2022
The German airline Lufthansa has apologized for an incident last week in which more than 100 Orthodox Jews traveling in separate groups were collectively prevented from boarding a connecting flight in Frankfurt, following a dispute over masking regulations on the first leg of the journey from New York.
However, Lufthansa could still face legal consequences after a prominent advocate for the Jewish community accused the airline of violating German laws on equal treatment.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Lufthansa offered an apology “to all the passengers unable to travel on this flight,...