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Lufthansa launches strike affecting 100,000 passengers

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Lufthansa launches strike affecting 100,000 passengers

Lufthansa, a German airline company, announced cancellation of hundreds of flights, including long-haul ones, on Wednesday and Thursday due to the strike, Cockpit trade union said in its statement.

Pilots of the airline company went on strike demanding higher salaries.

On Wednesday, out of 3,000 scheduled flights, 876 will be cancelled, what is expected to affect about 100,000 passengers.

Meanwhile, the stoppage will not concern Lufthansa’s subsidiaries, including Eurowings, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti and Brussels Airlines, the statement reads.

This stoppage will become the 14th one over the period of last two years.

At the same time, Verdi trade union called on Eurowings' stewards to carry out strikes in airports of Dusseldorf and Hamburg.

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