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Week-long pilot strike compels Lufthansa to slash 900 flights

Lufthansa's offer of a mediation process to settle the wage dispute has been flatly rejected by the pilots' union

AFP | PTI  |  Berlin 

More than 800 flights grounded as Lufthansa dispute intensifies

German airline cancelled further 890 flights on Wedenesday as remained on in a long-running

said some 98,000 passengers were grounded by the walkout, which flight crew extended to long-haul flights after Wedensday's action affected short-haul services.

The airline has sought to limit the impact of the by introducing an emergency timetable.

Some 4,461 flights have been cancelled in the six days of strikes since last Wednesday, according to

on Wednesday launched their 15th round of industrial action since the spring of 2014 after a two-day pause on Sunday and Monday that saw talks break down with the management.

Directors and have failed to agree on a wage increase, and Lufthansa's offer of a mediation process has been flatly rejected by pilots' union

The flight crew organisation planned a demonstration at Lufthansa's hub airport at Frankfurt on Wedenessay morning.

Other in the group, including Eurowings, Swiss, Austrian and Brussels Airlines, are not affected by the and are running a normal service.

The union has not called for the strike to continue till Thursday so far.

First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 14:48 IST