Lufthansa on Friday canceled more than 200 flights, affecting 25,000 passengers, due to a six-hour strike called by the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) pilot union over an early retirement scheme. Lufthansa said the Friday afternoon strike was announced after 5:00 p.m. Thursday, leaving the company with very little lead time to prepare. The strike impacted short- and medium-haul flights from Frankfurt Airport. “We had been able to rebook 14,000 passengers to other flights,” a Lufthansa ...

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