Air traffic: warning strike at BER: numerous flights canceled

Due to the announced warning strike at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport, the affected airlines have canceled numerous flights, some have been postponed.

Air traffic: warning strike at BER: numerous flights canceled

Due to the announced warning strike at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport, the affected airlines have canceled numerous flights, some have been postponed. When asked, Lufthansa announced that the flights to BER had been cancelled. Customers were offered alternatives, such as flights on Tuesdays and Thursdays or train journeys.

"We inform our customers and, as far as possible, offer you alternative connections on Tuesdays or Thursdays as well as rebookings on the train," said the airline Eurowings.

Easyjet postpones flights to Thursday

Easyjet, currently the main airline at BER, advised customers to check the status of each flight online. The company's website showed on Tuesday that many flights were postponed to Thursday, and a few were canceled. Detours to other airports are therefore not planned. Ryanair announced online that customers would be notified of changes to their flights via email or SMS.

According to the operator, Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, only two diversions are planned to Leipzig/Halle and Dresden airports (as of Tuesday, 3 p.m.).

The Verdi union has announced a warning strike at BER for Wednesday. Employees in aviation security, ground handling services and the airport company are called upon to stop working full-time. Since central work areas for airport operations are being struck, BER announced on Monday that there would be no passenger traffic on January 25th.

Last big warning strike 2018

The last major warning strike with similar consequences was several years ago: In April 2018, hundreds of flights across Germany had to be canceled because collective bargaining for municipal and federal employees was not progressing. In eight federal states, tens of thousands of employees stopped work during a warning strike. In addition to airports, urban transport, daycare centers, clinics, administrations and indoor swimming pools were also affected in many places. Airports were affected at the time because, even after privatization, numerous municipal employees still worked in baggage and identity checks, among other things.

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