Lufthansa pilots to strike on long-haul Tuesday

Latest walkout in ongoing dispute over early retirement

Pilots at Lufthansa say they will strike on long-haul flights tomorrow, in the latest walkout in an ongoing dispute with the airline over early retirement. Vereinigung Cockpit wants its members to strike on long-haul flights departing Frankfurt between 08:00 and 23:00 on Tuesday.

The strike would hit flights with Airbus A380, A330 and A340 and Boeing 747 aircraft, the union said. It would be the fourth pilot strike in recent weeks.

“We feel compelled to take further industrial action as Lufthansa management has failed so far to table an offer worthy of compromise,” it said. “We remain open to a deal in order to avert strikes and we regret any inconvenience caused to customers.”

AFP

[photo courtesy Lufthansa]

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