Germanwings pilot strike misery continues for a second day

Germanwings Airbus A319-112.

Germanwings Airbus A319-112. Image by Aero Icarus / CC BY-SA 2.0

Germanwings, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, has been forced to cancel 180 flights on Friday – in addition to the 158 cancelled on Thursday – as the industrial action by pilots enters its second day. The walkout is the latest in a series of strikes by Germanwings and Lufthansa staff in the ongoing dispute over pay and pensions. A spokesperson from Germanwings said that the airline is operating close to 60 percent of outbound flights from Germany and passengers on some routes are being offered rail tickets as an alternative. Read more:

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