Lufthansa cancels 816 flights as pilots on strike again

The strikes follow four consecutive days of walkouts last week. Lufthansa and Cockpit are far apart in a pay dispute that has dragged on for more than two years.

By: AP | Berlin | Published:November 29, 2016 3:01 pm
German airline Lufthansa, Lufthansa pilots strike, Strike news, latest news, International news, World news, German Pilots strike, Lufthansa flights canceled, latest news, India news Lufthansa says that around 82,000 passengers will be affected by Tuesday’s walkout and 98,000 by Wednesday’s. (Source: Reuters)

Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts. The company has canceled 816 short-haul flights scheduled for today. The walkout by the Cockpit union is to be followed tomorrow by a strike hitting both short-haul and long-haul services.

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Lufthansa has canceled 890 flights scheduled Wednesday. The strikes follow four consecutive days of walkouts last week. Lufthansa and Cockpit are far apart in a pay dispute that has dragged on for more than two years.

Lufthansa yesterday failed to persuade a Munich court to issue an injunction blocking the latest strike. The company says that around 82,000 passengers will be affected by Tuesday’s walkout and 98,000 by Wednesday’s.