Lufthansa appears to have been unsuccessful in its bid to cut pilot costs in the face of strong earnings last year (ATWOnline, Dec. 21, 2005), announcing a new deal yesterday with the approximately 4,000 pilots represented by the Vereinigung Cockpit union that offers a 2.5% pay raise from July 1, a further 1.5% raise on March 1, 2007, a small one-off payment and an incremental reduction in regular work hours. Chief Officer-Aviation Services and Human Resources Stefan Lauer put a positive ...

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