Lufthansa Pilots Strike to Continue into Weekend, Hundreds of Additional Flights Cancelled

By Paul Riegler on 20 March 2015
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German airports were quieter than usual this week

German airports were quieter than usual this week

Lufthansa pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit is continuing its job action against the airline over the weekend.  Hundreds of flights have been cancelled as a result.

The move follows three days of strikes that have impacted tens of thousands of passengers.

Vereinigung Cockpit called for the strike as part of a long-standing dispute with management over early retirement benefits for pilots.  The union staged ten strikes in 2014 and several earlier this year.

The German flag carrier said that the pilots may simply be going to far.

“With the notice of a fourth strike in just one week, the pilots have not only escalated the labor dispute too far, they have removed themselves even farther from a solution,” said the company in a statement.

Lufthansa estimates that the strikes, which started last April, have cost the airline over €220 million ($239 million).

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