Lufthansa strike cancels flights to Portugal

A strike by pilots working for Lufthansa airways has cancelled eight flights to Portugal today (Wednesday).

A statement from the company has confirmed last night: “All flights to and from Portugal that should be taking place tomorrow (Wednesday) are cancelled. Passengers are being advised and Lufthansa is doing everything it can to minimise the effects of the strike”.

The flights that have been affected are three Lisbon-Frankfurt returns, two Lisbon-Munich and three Porto-Frankfurt.

Passengers are being allowed to change reservations at no extra charge.

The strike has been called by pilots union VC (Vereininung Cockpit) over “plans to change early retirement rules” for the company’s 5400 pilots.

VC has intimated more strikes could follow.

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