Lufthansa cancels flights as cabin crew stage second strike
September 5 , 2012
Lufthansa canceled around 300 flights on Tuesday as cabin crew staged another day of strikes over pay and cost-cutting measures at three of Germany's biggest airports.
The German carrier canceled short and medium-haul flights as well as services to and from Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Beijing and Mexico City.
The labor action comes after workers held a daylong strike last Friday.
Lufthansa employs around 19,000 cabin crew with the UFO representing about two-thirds of them.
The UFO is seeking a pay increase of 5 percent for cabin staff for 15 months starting from January this year.
Lufthansa's latest offer was for a pay increase of around 3.5 percent.
The strikes could cost the airline between $6 to $12 million a day.