Hun­dreds of flights can­celed on day 3 of Lufthansa strike

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

Germany’s largest air­line, Lufthansa, can­celed 830 short- and medium-haul flights on Fri­day, af­fect­ing 100,000 pas­sen­gers af­ter a pi­lots’ strike en­tered its third day in a long-run­ning dis­pute over wages.

The car­rier also an­nounced the can­cel­la­tion of an­other 137 long-haul flights sched­uled for Satur­day, af­fect­ing 30,000 more pas­sen­gers.

Since the strikes started on Wed­nes­day, the air­line has had to can­cel 2,863 flights, af­fect­ing 345,000 pas­sen­gers.

It said most of its flights will be op­er­at­ing Satur­day and that other air­lines in its group are not af­fected. Those in­clude Eurow­ings, Ger­man­wings, Swiss, and Aus­trian Air­lines.

The strikes called by the Cock­pit union are their 14th since April 2014.

The union has been an­nounc­ing the con­tin­u­a­tion of the strike one day at a time, and Cock­pit spokesman Jo­erg Handw­erg told the dpa news agency that the union has made no de­ci­sion on when the strikes may end.

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