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Eurowings pilots strike for 2nd day, nearly 200 flights canceled

Hundreds more Eurowings flights were canceled on Tuesday as a strike by pilots of the German budget airline entered its second day.

While domestic routes have been hit hardest, dozens of flights to European destinations, including popular Spanish tourist hub Mallorca, were also affected.

Eurowings called off around 200 flights from various German airports on Tuesday, including nearly 35 from Dusseldorf, 29 from Hamburg, and 13 from Berlin.

Some 28 flights between Mallorca and Germany were also scrapped.

Lufthansa’s low-cost carrier has asked passengers to check the status of flights online before traveling to airports.

On Monday, Eurowings had to cancel 240 out of 488 flights scheduled for the day, affecting tens of thousands of passengers.

The strike is set to end at 11.59 p.m. (2159GMT) on Wednesday.

The Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union announced the three-day protest last week after negotiations with Eurowings management failed to produce a deal on working conditions.

The union is seeking a reduction in maximum working hours and longer rest periods, while Eurowings insists that the demands are not economically viable.

Source: Anadolu Agency