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Flights to and from Dublin cancelled after Lufthansa pilots strike

It is Lufthansa’s 14th strike since April 2014.

A Lufthansa plane on its final approach to landing passes over the rooftops of nearby houses at Heathrow Airport.
A Lufthansa plane on its final approach to landing passes over the rooftops of nearby houses at Heathrow Airport.
Image: Frank Augstein

NEARLY 900 FLIGHTS have been cancelled, including some to and from Dublin, as pilots at German airline Lufthansa go on strike.

The stoppage, called by the pilots’ union Cockpit, started at midnight and affects Lufthansa flights at airports across Germany.

Out of its roughly 3,000 scheduled flights, 876 would be cancelled due to the strike, “affecting some 100,000 passengers”, Lufthansa said in a statement.

It is the union’s 14th strike since April 2014.

Flights to and from Frankfurt and Munich from Dublin have been cancelled today.

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The Lufthansa pilots going on strike are demanding a pay rise of an average of 3.66 percent per year, retroactive for the past five years.

The union says pilots have endured a wage freeze over that time and suffered a “significant loss of purchasing power” due to inflation, while Lufthansa has made billions in profits.

With AFP reporting

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