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Lufthansa: Still Nearly 900 flights Canceled Due to Pilot Strike

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The social movement continues within the German airline. Nearly 900 flights Lufthansa are still cancelled on Wednesday because of a strike of its pilots which started a week ago. Some 890 flights precisely, including long-haul, do not take off on Wednesday affecting about 98,000 passengers, said Lufthansa, which has developed a unique flight plan to try to limit the impact of the work stoppage of its pilots.

After a break on Sunday and Monday, the drivers started to strike at the call of the Cockpit union, making it their 15th strike since the spring of 2014.

 

 

Already the sixth day of strike

A total of six days of strike since last Wednesday caused the cancellation of 4,461 flights, according to a statement from Lufthansa. Management and pilots fail to agree on a wage increase and mediation proposals Lufthansa were categorically rejected by Cockpit, which organizes late morning a demonstration at the Frankfurt airport.

The other companies of the Lufthansa Group, namely Eurowings, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines are not affected by this strike and operate their flights as planned. For the moment, no strike call was launched for Thursday.

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