Lufthansa pilots to extend strikes until Saturday midnight

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Lufthansa pilots in Germany said on Thursday they will extend strike action that started on Wednesday until Saturday, affecting all long-haul flights from Germany.

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Comments made by Lufthansa Chief Executive Carsten Spohr earlier on Thursday that a pay increase for pilots would threaten the airline's existence amount to a "completely exaggerated dramatization," union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) said.

(Reporting by Andreas Cremer)