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Lufthansa pilots keep airline grounded for second day

Published on Apr 3, 2014 3:35 PM

FRANKFURT (REUTERS) - Lufthansa pilots were on strike for a second day on Thursday, grounding Germany's largest airline in a row over retirement conditions.

The pilots announced a three-day stoppage earlier this week, leading Lufthansa to cancel 3,800 flights, or around nine out of 10 flights planned for the period.

The action is expected to cost the airline tens of millions of euros and disrupt the travel plans of around 425,000 passengers.

About 700 flights were cancelled for the day in Frankfurt, Europe's third-biggest hub by passengers, and a couple of hundred flights were affected in Munich, airport representatives said.

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