Lufthansa strike continues, 600 flights cancelled
About 600 flights were cancelled on Friday as a 48-hour Lufthansa cabin crew strike entered its second day.
Germany’s flagship airline cancelled the flights, from a total pool of 1362 flights, departing mainly from the Munich and Frankfurt hubs, affecting 180,000 passengers.
The UFO union, which represents about 21,000 Lufthansa crews, called the strike in a dispute over pay and the union’s legal status.
The strike is due to end on Friday, however carry-on effects will likely ground flights on Saturday too.
On Thursday, 700 flights from the main group’s schedule of 1,100 were axed.
The strike continued after the German airline’s chief executive, Carsten Spohr, and UFO agreed to a new round of arbitration at the weekend to discuss for a new round of talks in the dispute over pay and conditions.