Airport personnel strike: All flights between Sofia and Berlin cancelled

Tammy Harvey
March 15, 2017

'At Berlin Schoenefeld, 195 flights were canceled and at Berlin Tegel 465 flights, ' that this amounted to nearly all flights being canceled. Flights arriving to and departing from both main airports in the city - Schönefeld and Tegel - have been affected.

The two-day strike has had a considerable impact on air traffic to and from Berlin.

A strike at two of Berlin's airports was extended to Wednesday, the striking union announced Monday, with almost 650 flights already canceled.

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled at Berlins's two airports, causing further misery for passengers already hit by industrial action last week.

The staff of these two airports had commenced the strike at 4 am that is 0300 GMT time on Monday morning.

Passengers on cancelled flights can request a refund or rebook free of charge, the airline said.

What Are Flight Operators Doing? More than 2000 ground staff are participating in the strike.

Verdi wants a €1 ($1.07) increase in hourly wages.

The Verdi union that represents the ground staff extended the strike by 24 hours as management is opposed to negotiations, it said in a statement. "Lufthansa therefore has to cancel flights between Munich to/from Berlin and Frankfurt to/from Berlin", noted the company. It affects carriers Lufthansa, Air Berlin, British Airways, Easyjet and Ryanair.

The issue is not yet resolved and people are not willing to get back to the work.

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