Lufthansa hit again by cabin crew strikes

Cabin crew of German carrier Lufthansa have begun a 24-hour strike, affecting around half of the 1,800 flights it usually carries per day.

Previous estimates put the number of cancelled flights at around 1,200.

Lufthansa is facing pressure from the UFO cabin crew union, which is demanding a five per cent pay increase and guarantees against outsourcing jobs, as the German carrier tries to cut costs.

It is understood that Lufthansa has made renewed contact with the union today, as efforts are made to reconcile the strike.