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Lufthansa expects disruptions to short-haul flights as pilots' union extends strike

Tuesday's strike, the 13th in 18 months, hits long-haul passenger and cargo flights

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Passengers checking flight information at Frankfurt airport on Tuesday amid a pilot walkout. Relations between the airline management and the pilots' union, which represents around 5,000 Lufthansa and Germanwings pilots, broke down again last week.

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THE German pilots' union will extend its strike at Lufthansa into Wednesday after a walkout already planned for Tuesday in a long-running dispute over pay, benefits and cost cuts.

Tuesday's strike, the 13th in 18 months, affects long-haul passenger and cargo flights out

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