Lufthansa’s pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC)  continued a strike action Thursday for the second day this week, the 12th strike in a series of ongoing protests over transition payments for early retirees. VC called for pilots to strike for 10 days in 2014 and two days in 2015. On Wednesday, Lufthansa operated 750 out of 1,400 scheduled short- and medium-haul flights, which affected 80,000 passengers. On Thursday, Lufthansa said it had to cancel about half—43 out of ...

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