Lufthansa pilots describe failed pay talks as 'a missed opportunity' ahead of Friday's strike

Pilots at Lufthansa will strike on Friday over an ongoing wage dispute.

The 24-hour walkout has led to 800 flights being cancelled from Frankfurt and Munich. This will affect around 130,000 passengers.

Strikes and staff shortages have already forced airlines including Lufthansa to cancel thousands of flights this summer. Last month, the German airline reached a pay deal with ground staff which promised to reduce further walkouts.

However, the airline recently confirmed that it will be removing some flights from its winter schedule from now until 26 March 2023 due to staffing issues.

Why are Lufthansa pilots striking?

Pay talks have failed, according to German pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC).

VC is demanding a 5.5 per cent

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