Lufthansa Group has agreed terms on a pay deal with its pilots which rules out further industrial action before 30 June next year.

It comes after a threatened pilot strike at Lufthansa and Lufthansa Cargo set for 7 September was averted after the airline group reached a partial agreement with union Vereinigung Cockpit. The carrier’s flights had already seen disruption from a 24h walk-out by pilots on 2 September.

Lufthansa Airbus A321neo tail

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Lufthansa flights were hit on 2 September by a pilots stoppage

Following further meetings to finalise terms, cockpit crew will receive an increase in their basic monthly pay of €490 each in two stages – back-dated to the start of August and as of 1 April 2023.

The agreement also includes a ”comprehensive peace obligation” that means no strike action can take place before 30 June 2023. 

Lufthansa chief human resources officer Michael Niggemann says: ”We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Vereinigung Cockpit. The increase in basic salary with uniform base amounts leads to the desired higher proportional increase in entry-level salaries.

”We now want to use the next few months in a trusting dialogue with Vereinigung Cockpit to find and implement sustainable solutions. The common goal is to continue to offer our pilots attractive and secure jobs with prospects for further development going forward.”