Eurowings settles pay dispute with airline cabin crew

Lufthansa's budget unit Eurowings says it has come to an agreement with its cabin crew to settle a pay dispute.

The airline said Friday it had agreed with the Ver.di union on a raise package over three years. Regular cabin crew will receive a 2.5 percent increase this year backdated to October 1, another 2.5 percent a year later, and 1.25 percent more on October 1, 2018.

Under the agreement, cabin crew chiefs will receive higher raises over the same period, with increases of 5 percent, 2.5 percent and 1.25 percent.

Lufthansa is still in a bitter dispute with its pilots. It has had to cancel nearly 4,500 flights over six days of strikes that started last Wednesday.