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Lufthansa flights from UK at risk of cancellation

Lufthansa CityLine flights from the UK are at risk of cancellation if pilots take further strike action in a dispute over pay.

The regional airline, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, operates from London City, Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham with jets of 50 to 90 seats.

It was forced to cancel 500 out of 570 flights across its network last Thursday and Friday due to a 36-hour strike by pilots. Services to Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Munich, Hamburg and Stuttgart were affected.

Passengers were re-booked on mainline Lufthansa services where possible. Those at London City, where Lufthansa CityLine has its biggest UK base, were transferred to Heathrow or re-booked on Eurowings, another Lufthansa subsidiary.

The airline had not reached a deal with its pilots as Travel Weekly went to press, and the pilots’ union, Vereinigung Cockpit, was yet to announce further strike plans.

The dispute follows a pay strike by Lufthansa ground-handling staff that caused four days of disruption at the end of July.




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