Lufthansa Pilots Union Strike on Friday

The German carrier, Lufthansa to cancel its flights on Friday, March 20 2015. The airline said the flights about to cancel are in short and medium-haul flights, and its about 700 flights in total.

Lufthansa Fleet


Lufthansa Fleet At Munich Airport

The Lufthansa's pilots union, Vereinigung Cockpit, has called another strike on Friday, this will be third strike in three days.

Because of the strike, approximately 84,000 passengers will be affected due to the strike.

In the other hand, the long-haul flights will not be affected and to fly on schedule.

The strike goes on since the dispute issues are stuck between company and pilots. Lufthansa plans to cancel an arrangement under which pilots able to retire at age 55 and can only receive 60 percent of their pay until they reach statutory retirement age at 65.

The employees also concern about company's effort to focus and develop low-cost-carrier in order facing tough competition in airlines business.
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