Germany's Lufthansa cancels 890 flights as strike continues

Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, says it has canceled 890 flights for the day after pilots again extended their strike in an ongoing dispute over wages.

Lufthansa said Wednesday that some 98,000 passengers on short- and long-haul flights are affected.

The Cockpit union has been staging strikes with 24 hours' notice since last week, and it remains far apart from Lufthansa in a pay dispute that has dragged on for more than two years.

So far the strikes have not affected Lufthansa subsidiaries such as Eurowings, Germanwings, Austrian Air and Swiss.

Cockpit is seeking retroactive raises of 3.66 percent a year going back 5½ years.

Lufthansa offered Friday to increase pilot pay by 4.4 percent by mid-2018, and make a one-time payment equal to 1.8 monthly salaries in lieu of past raises.