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Lufthansa pilots on strike again, 816 flights cancelled

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.

world Updated: Nov 29, 2016 15:56 IST
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A passenger walks past a flight information board showing cancelled flights during a pilots strike of German airline Lufthansa at Frankfurt airport, Germany, November 23, 2016. (REUTERS Photo)

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

Lufthansa yesterday failed to persuade a Munich court to issue an injunction blocking the latest strike. The company says that around 82,000 passengers will be affected by Tuesday’s walkout and 98,000 by Wednesday’s.