Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts. The company has canceled 816 short-haul flights scheduled for today. The walkout by the Cockpit union is to be followed tomorrow by a strike hitting both short-haul and long-haul services. Lufthansa has canceled 890 flights scheduled Wednesday.
The strikes follow four consecutive days of walkouts last week. Lufthansa and Cockpit are far apart in a pay dispute that has dragged on for more than two years. Lufthansa yesterday failed to persuade a Munich court to issue an injunction blocking the latest strike. The company says that around 82,000 passengers will be affected by Tuesday's walkout and 98,000 by Wednesday's.
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