Pilots of the German airline Eurowings went on strike again on Monday to demand higher salaries and longer rest periods. About 240 of the 488 flights had to be cancelled, Eurowings announced.
On Friday, the German pilots’ union VC announced the strike at the Lufthansa subsidiary. At the beginning of October, the pilots also went on strike for a day.
At that time, approximately half of the Eurowings flights were also cancelled. Normally, the budget airline operates about five hundred flights a day.
The pilots are also expected to stop work on Tuesday and Wednesday. Eurowings called the union’s demands “excessive”.
The management says that 20 percent of the flights will become financially unfeasible if the company meets the requirements. It could also jeopardize the survival of the company.