Strike hits Berlin airports

“Severe disruption” as ground staff walk out
Passengers flying in and out of Berlin’s two commercial airports are facing delays today as ground staff go on strike in a pay dispute. This follows recent similar action by German airline pilots and flight crew.
The strike by around 2,000 ground staff, including check-in, baggage handling and ground handling, at Tegel and Schönefeld airports is from 05:00 local to 11:00 on Wednesday.
A spokesman for the airports said he expected severe disruption. Air Berlin has cancelled around 60 flights there. Hamburg Airport is also being disrupted, trade union Verdi said. Further strikes are possible.
DW, AP, dpa


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