Germany's Lufthansa in new pay offer to end pilots' strike
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BERLIN — German airline Lufthansa said Wednesday it has made a modified pay offer to pilots as it seeks to put an end to a long-running dispute that's seen a succession of strikes over recent days.
Lufthansa said it is now offering a wage increase
The new offer is an improvement on one Lufthansa made last Friday. Then, it offered to increase pilots' pay by 4.4
Cockpit is seeking retroactive raises of 3.66
On Wednesday, Lufthansa
Lufthansa said some 98,000 passengers on short- and long-haul flights were affected.
Lufthansa said that over six strike days since last Wednesday it has had to cancel 4,461 flights, affecting a total of 525,000 passengers. It said flights on Thursday should almost be running as scheduled, but that it would have to cancel 40. It urged passengers to check with the airline before heading to the airport.
So far the current round of strikes has not affected Lufthansa subsidiaries such as Eurowings, Germanwings, Austrian Air and Swiss.
Cockpit has been staging strikes sporadically since April 2014.