Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Ongoing pilot strike forces Lufthansa to ground another 890 flights

German airliner Lufthansa canceled on Wednesday 890 flights affecting 98,000 passengers due to an increasingly acrimonious pilot strike.

Lufthansa's low-cost airliners, Eurowings and Germanwings, for the time being, have not been affected by the pilot's industrial action.

A spokesperson for the pilots trade union Vereinigung Cockpit said walkouts could continue in the next days, adding they would give 24 hours prior notice.

The trade union is asking for a 22 percent salary increase for Lufthansa's pilots, spread-out over a five year period.

The company's counter-offer proposed a 2.5 percent increase.

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