24-Mar-2010 12:12 PM

Lufthansa pilots confirm plans for Apr-2010 strike

Lufthansa pilots represented by the Vereinigung Cockpit union, confirmed their intention to strike between 13-Apr-2010 and 16-Apr-2010, over a pay dispute (Reuters, 23-Mar-2010). The strike is estimated to cost Lufthansa up to EUR25 million per day. Lufthansa stated it hopes the union will return to negotiations and avoid a strike. The carrier is also in negotiations with its cabin crew union.