Lufthansa pilots’ strike extended

Germany’s flagship carrier Lufthansa has now been forced to cancel almost 1,800 flights at airports across the country after a strike by pilots was extended until Friday. It’s the fourteenth strike in two-and-a-half-year-long pay dispute between the airline unions.

On Tuesday, Lufthansa lost a last ditch attempt to halt the walkout. It is estimated that 215,000 passengers are affected, although the strike’s 24-hour extension will only affect short haul flights.