March 20, 2018 / 4:47 PM / a month ago

Lufthansa's Austrian unit cancels one in five flights on Thursday

VIENNA (Reuters) - Lufthansa’s Austrian unit AUA (LHAG.DE) will cancel one in five flights scheduled for Thursday, due to a staff meeting over a pay dispute, it said.

FILE PHOTO - Lufthansa presents its logo during a press event in a maintenance hangar of the airline at the airport in Frankfurt am Main, Germany February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

70 of 380 flights will be cancelled, affecting around 5,400 passengers, AUA said on Tuesday.

    Two staff meetings had initially been planned for earlier this month, leading to the cancellation of more than 140 flights, but had been cancelled at the last minute because of sickness, according to the trade union.

    AUA staff will discuss a Lufthansa offer on a new collective agreement, which the union has described as “unacceptable”.

    Reporting by Alexandra Schwarz-Goerlich, Writing by Kirsti Knolle; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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