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Lufthansa Averts Pilots Strike After Last-Minute Pay Raise Offer

  • VC pilots union planned two-day walkout starting midnight
  • A new deal may complicate airline’s efforts to cut debt
Parked Lufthansa aircraft during a strike by the airline's pilots at Frankfurt Airport on Sept. 2.

Parked Lufthansa aircraft during a strike by the airline's pilots at Frankfurt Airport on Sept. 2.

Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg
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Deutsche Lufthansa AG averted a disruptive pilot strike after raising its pay offer, a move that will avoid cancellations while complicating the airline’s efforts to boost profit and pay down debt.

The VC pilots union spokesman said the union decided to call off a planned two-day walkout that was due to start after midnight after Lufthansa improved its offer. The union didn’t immediately comment on the terms of the new conditions. Lufthansa didn’t immediately comment.