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Lufthansa has cancelled 110 flights from Munich airport today due to the third pilots strike in two weeks.
The German carrier has published a revised flight timetable for its Munich hub. It predicts around 13,500 passengers will be affected by the industrial action.
The strike at the airline’s second biggest hub will run from 10am to 6pm local time.
The action, by the Vereinigung Cockpit union, has been called in protest at plans to change the current scheme in which pilots retire at 55 and retain some of their pay until they reach the state pension age.
Lufthansa said intercontinental flights are unlikely to be affected. However, delays will occur on long-haul flight departures in the afternoon.
All passengers affected by cancellations and who have registered their contact data with Lufthansa will be informed.
Thomas Klühr, member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board, Finances & Hub Munich, said: “This strike will cause severe inconveniences for our passengers, especially during the final holiday week in Bavaria amid the traditional traffic peak as many travellers return home.
“We deeply regret that our passengers again have to bear the brunt of uncompromising measures undertaken by the VC union.”
He added: “We will do everything in Munich to ease the impact on our passengers. I explicitly want to thank those pilots who will be flying tomorrow despite the walkout and thereby enabling long-haul flights from Munich to continue.”