Airlines across Germany have been forced to cancel Tuesday, April 10 flights after Verdi (German United Services Trade Union) called for a 24-hour strike at four airports in the country. The affected airports are Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne and Bremen.
Pay disputes are the cause of the warning strike.
AIRLIVE.net reports that Lufthansa alone is forced to cancel around 800 flights, half of its traffic on that day. Other airlines flying to and from the four airports mentioned above are also impacted by the strike action.
Bettina Volkens, Lufthansa Executive Board member for Human Resources, was quoted as saying: “It is completely unacceptable for the union to impose this conflict on uninvolved passengers. Lufthansa is not a part of this collective bargaining conflict, but unfortunately our customers and our company are being affected by the consequences of this dispute.”
Leisure and charter airline TUIfly Germany told AIRLIVE.net that it did not have to cancel any flights, but delays are expected and several schedule changes have been made.