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Lufthansa to make offer to striking pilots

Published Wed, Sep 10, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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[BERLIN] Lufthansa said that it would offer pilots more definite details of an early-retirement package as it seeks to avert further costly strikes after Germany's flagship airline saw three walkouts announced in the space of two weeks.

"We want to provide the pilots with a more concrete offer, which we will work on over the next few days," Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr told reporters at an event in Frankfurt on Tuesday. "This offer will be communicated at the start of next week."

Earlier on Tuesday, Lufthansa said that it was cancelling 110 Munich flights on Wednesday, affecting thousands of passengers, after pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit called for a third strike at the German airline in two weeks. The proposed strike at Munich, Lufthansa's biggest airport after Frankfurt, will run from 0800-1600 GMT on Wednesday, the union said on Tuesday. Lufthansa usually operates around 320 flights to and from the airport during that…

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