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Lufthansa in strike related cancellations mess again

Reuters has reported that Lufthansa pilots’ strike has entered the 3rd consecutive day leading to hundreds of cancellations with the worst affected being the long haul flights. The strike called for by Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) the union representing the pilots demanding better contracts is expected to continue on Friday also. For more details check out the Lufthansa page here. With the advent of low cost airlines on its short and medium haul routes and the Gulf carriers eating their share away on the long haul market, Lufthansa has struggled to cut costs on the employee and operational front. The Middle East carriers are already offering the premium customers the lure of better service and the low cost airlines are pulling the price conscious. The dispute…

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