Washington Post writes that due to a Monday strike concerning multiple German airports, many flights have been cancelled. Among them, there are several Budapest ones.
According to telex.hu, the Monday strikes concern Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover and Bremen airfields. The delayed and cancelled flights affect tens of thousands of passengers.
The strike call came from the Verdi trade union headquarteres in Berlin. The security staff of the Berlin-Brandenburg Airport will not work tomorrow because their trade union could not sign an agreement with the management about the extra money for night and weekend shifts. Therefore, the airport had to cancel more than 200 flights. As a result, the plane to Budapest will not take off tomorrow at 6 AM.
On the official website of the Hamburg airport, we can read an announcement that passengers should expect delays and cancellations from Sunday 10 PM until Monday 11 PM. That affects more than 30 thousand passengers, including Hungarians and foreigners, who would have come to Budapest with a flight regularly arriving at 7 AM.
Lufthansa informed passengers in an email that they should expect frequent cancellations on Monday. The company offered train tickets for the flights. A Lufthansa spokesman said the strike’s reason was a quarrel between the airports and the Verdi trade union. He added that from Tuesday, everything would settle into a rut.