By Sohail Sawlani

Eurowings' Pilots to go on Strike

October 16, 2022

Cockpit staff of Lufthansa's budget airline, Eurowings, have decided to go on a 3 day strike starting Monday. This strike is caused by failed negotiations with the airline to reduce pilot workload, limit maximum duty times and increase rest periods. Flights leaving the airline's hubs in Dusseldorf, Cologne and Munich will be largely affected by delays and cancellations.

Matthias Baier, spokesman for Vereinigung Cockpit said:

This strike would not be necessary if Eurowings would negotiate with us on equal terms. Unfortunately, the employer seems to want to buy time. Completely inadequate offers leave employees no choice but to express their dissatisfaction with the workload at their airline.

This situation is similar to Eurowings' previous strike early October. According to data obtained by Aviacionline through Cirium, between Monday and Wednesday Eurowings has around 1,300 flights scheduled, so the potential number of passengers affected would exceed 200,000.

However, Eurowings is not the first airline in Europe to have a strike this year. Many carrier such as Lufthansa, KLM, British Airways and Air France have gone on strike throughout this year.

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