October 20, 2014 / 4:17 AM / 3 years ago

Pilots extend Lufthansa strikes to long-haul flights

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German pilots union VC called a strike at Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) on Oct. 21 targeting the airline’s long-haul flights, in addition to strikes for the carrier’s short and mid-length routes announced for Monday and Tuesday.

The walkout for the long-haul flights will be from 5:00 a.m.-10:59 p.m. BST, the union said in a statement on Monday.

The pilots are in dispute with Lufthansa’s management over retirement benefits.

Reporting by Harro ten Wolde; Editing by Ryan Woo

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