Passengers at a board in the departure hall at Munich Airport on March 10, 2023.
Berlin – At airports in Berlin, Hamburg and Hannover the one-day warning strikes began, due to which hundreds of flights had to be canceled today. This is reported by the DPA agency, according to which around 27,000 passengers will be affected by the protest in the German capital alone. The Verdi union has also called for a strike at the airport in Bremen.
Employees stopped working at the airports in Hamburg and Hanover late Sunday evening and were joined early this morning by the security staff at Berlin's Willy Brandt Airport, where about 200 departures and roughly a third of the 200 scheduled arrivals will be canceled during the day.
Even on flights that do take place, passengers must expect significant delays.
The Verdi trade union said it was calling the strikes due to disputes over pay for night, weekend and holiday work, which have been going on for several years.