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Hundreds of flights cancelled amid fresh Lufthansa strike

Published 29/11/2016

A passenger makes a phone call in an airport as pilots of German Lufthansa airline went on a two day strike for higher wages (AP)
A passenger makes a phone call in an airport as pilots of German Lufthansa airline went on a two day strike for higher wages (AP)

Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts.

The company has cancelled 816 short-haul flights scheduled for Tuesday.

The walkout by the Cockpit union is to be followed on Wednesday by a strike hitting both short-haul and long-haul services.

Lufthansa has cancelled 890 flights scheduled for Wednesday.

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

The airline failed to persuade a Munich court to issue an injunction blocking the latest strike. The company said around 82,000 passengers will be affected by Tuesday's walkout, and 98,000 by Wednesday's.

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