After getting flack from Jewish communities around the world, German airline Lufthansa apologized Tuesday after all visibly Jewish passengers were prevented from boarding a flight due to mask violations by some.
In a statement they released to the media, Lufthansa said it “regrets the circumstances surrounding the decision to exclude passengers” from the flight.
Lufthansa regrets the circumstances surrounding the decision to exclude passengers from flight LH 1334 on May 4. Lufthansa sincerely apologizes. Please find our statement below: pic.twitter.com/yGXoD62QY1
— Lufthansa (@lufthansa) May 10, 2022
“On May 4, many booked passengers were denied boarding on their onward flight with LH 1334 from Frankfurt to Budapest. Lufthansa regrets the circumstances surrounding the decision to exclude the affected passengers from the flight, for which Lufthansa sincerely apologizes,” the airline said.
“While Lufthansa is still reviewing the facts and circumstances of that day, we regret that the large group was denied boarding rather than limiting it to the non-compliant guests,” the airline added.
“We apologize to all the passengers unable to travel on this flight, not only for the inconvenience but also for the offense caused and personal impact,” the airline further adds.
In their statement, the airline failed to mention if the employees responsible for the outright discrimination and anti-Semitism displayed in their targeting of Jewish passengers were already fired.