Berlin airports strike, a dozen flights cancelled

About a dozen flights at Berlin's two international airports were cancelled on Thursday morning during a six-hour warning strike over wages by about 250 ground crew, German services labour union Verdi said.

Berlin airports strike, a dozen flights cancelled

About a dozen flights at Berlin's two international airports were cancelled on Thursday morning during a six-hour warning strike over wages by about 250 ground crew, German services labour union Verdi said.

A spokesman for Berlin airports Tegel and Schoenefeld said, however, the overall disruption was "minimal". The warning strikes to back claims for higher wages began at 4 a.m. (0200 GMT) and were set to end at 10 a.m. (0800 GMT).

Germany's biggest airline, Lufthansa, suffered some delays and cancelled one flight from Duesseldorf, a spokesman for the company said.

Air Berlin, a leading German airline, said it did not have to cancel any flights on Thursday but that there would be some minimal delays in flights arriving.

Verdi's chief negotiator said that at least 11 flights at the Schoenefeld airport were cancelled. He had no information about the number of flights cancelled at Tegel.


Reuters

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