Lufthansa flights at Sofia Airport resume, pilots not ruling out further strikes

Flights by German carrier Lufthansa to and from Sofia Airport were operating normally on November 26 after being cancelled the previous three days because of a pilots’ union strike.

Flights connecting the Bulgarian capital city to Frankfurt and Munich were proceeding on schedule on Saturday, according to flight information on Sofia Airport’s website.

The strikes by Lufthansa pilots began on November 23 in a dispute over pay.

On November 25, the airline offered pilots a salary increase of 4.4 per cent, up from the 2.5 per cent initial offer, but the union rejected this because of other terms in the proposed package.

At the same time, the pilots’ union said that as of Saturday night, normal flights would resume, so as not to inconvenience passengers travelling for the holidays. In all cases, passengers should check information about their flights at Lufthansa’s website.

While suspending the pilots’ strike, already twice extended, the union did not rule out resuming the strike next week.

(Photo: Hermann Rohrmeier)




The Sofia Globe staff

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