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Lufthansa strike to hit long-distance flights

  • German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) on Monday said its members would walk out from all long-distance flights operated by Lufthansa on Tuesday, as a long-running dispute over pay, conditions and retirement heats up again.

    No VC members will be at the controls between 8.00 a.m and midnight on Tuesday, media reports said.

    All Lufthansa passenger flights, Airbus A380, A330/340 and Boeing 747 aircraft -- meaning all long-distance flights leaving Germany -- will be affected.

    "Lufthansa offered twice to re-open talks with VC at the weekend. These only seemed promising at first look. A closer analysis showed, however, that the content was once again free of substance," the pilots wrote in their statement. (Source: IANS)