Lufthansa pilots extend strike

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed November 29, 2016 17:55

Lufthansa pilots extend strike

Deutsche Lufthansa is cancelling more than 1,700 flights over the next two days after its pilots’ union, Vereinigung Cockpit, has extended strike plans into a second week. VC has told pilots not to report to work today and has requested that pilots flying mid-haul and long-haul services to join the walkout on Wednesday.

Lufthansa will cancel 816 of 3,000 flights today, with a further 890 flights to be grounded tomorrow.

Lufthansa’s bid to get a German court to block the strike has failed. VC claims that the airline has failed to bridge differences over pay increases and other issues.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed November 29, 2016 17:55