A strike by ground staff at Berlin’s two airports has caused the cancellation of dozens of flights.
Ground staff at Berlin’s Tegel and Schoenefeld airports have been called out by ver.di union for six hours. The strike began at 5 a.m. (0400 GMT) this morning. Airport authorities have said that 112 flights were cancelled at Tegel airport, with 22 flights cancelled at Schoenefeld.
The industrial action comes as the union demands higher wages and better conditions for its 2,000 members at the airports. Ver.di has also called members at Hamburg and Stuttgart airports out on strike. Several flights in Stuttgart have been cancelled or delayed but there appears to have been little immediate effect on flights in Hamburg.
Passengers due to fly to Tegel and Schoenefeld airports in Berlin today are advised to check with their airline for up-to-date flight schedules.