Further Dublin flights grounded as Lufthansa strike continues

It's the airline's 14th strike action in two years

Further Dublin flights grounded as Lufthansa strike continues

A Lufthansa plane arriving at Dublin Airport | Image: RollingNews.ie

Eight services in and out of Dublin airport were cancelled today as Lufthansa's extended strike action continues. 

Pressure is mounting on management to resolve the ongoing pay dispute, as the pilots engaged in their 14th strike action since April 2014.

The walkout has already grounded 1,800 flights at one of Europe's largest airlines, including eight between Dublin Airport and Frankfurt and Munich.

Passengers intending to travel are advised to check the airline's website before going to the airport. 

"Lufthansa management has shown no sign that it is willing to move and has not provided an offer that could serve as a basis for negotiations," VC board member Joerg Handwerg said.

Lufthansa, led by CEO Carsten Spohr, insists that despite a record profit in 2015, it has no choice but to cut costs to compete with leaner rivals such as Ryanair on short-haul routes and Emirates on long-haul flights.

Mr Spohr has said he expects the strike to cost between €7-9m a day.

Flights by Lufthansa's other airlines, including Germanwings, Eurowings, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Brussels Airlines, are not affected.