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Germany: Second pilot strike to hit 25,000 passengers

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German airline pilots are set to strike for the second time in a week on Saturday in a row with national carrier Lufthansa over early retirement rights.

The six hour walk-out, between 4 and 10pm Central European Time will affect over 200 short and medium-haul flights from Frankfurt.

A similar strike affected low-cost airline Germanwings last week, costing the company more than 10 million euros.

The pilots want Lufthansa to maintain a 50-year-old scheme that allows pilots to take early retirement at 55 and still receive up to 60 percent of their pay.