Tags: lufthansa | strike | pilot | airline

Lufthansa Strike Over Pilot Retirement Benefits Cancels 1,350 Flights

Image: Lufthansa Strike Over Pilot Retirement Benefits Cancels 1,350 Flights
Passangers wait at a Lufhansa Counter at the terminal 1 at Frankfurt International Airport during a strike by Lufthansa pilots on December 1, 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany. (Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 01 Dec 2014 03:37 PM

A Lufthansa strike has caused the German airline to cancel about half of its flights Monday after pilots refused to work until a dispute over retirement benefits is resolved.

The airline, Germany's largest, said Monday that 1,350 of its 2,800 flights scheduled through the strike's end Tuesday at midnight have been canceled, affecting 150,000 passengers, according to The Associated Press. The strike was primarily focused on Lufthansa's inner-Europe flights on Monday but was to be extended to long-haul flights Tuesday.

Lufthansa says the other airlines in its group — Germanwings, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, and Air Dolomiti — are not affected.

The strike follows failed talks with the Vereinigung Cockpit union, which is demanding Lufthansa keep paying a transition payment for those wanting to retire early. The airline wants to cut those payments, citing increasingly tough competition.

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
A Lufthansa strike has caused the German airline to cancel about half of its flights Monday after pilots refused to work until a dispute over retirement benefits is resolved.
lufthansa, strike, pilot, airline
136
2014-37-01
Monday, 01 Dec 2014 03:37 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved