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Strike may hit air travel in Denmark

If agreement can’t be reached, flights may not be able to land in Denmark or in Danish territories.

Naviair, the company that employs Denmark’s air traffic controllers, is not denying that a possible major strike from April 4 could endanger airline traffic.

The strike threat, from the meteorological service DMI as well as the air traffic controllers, could end up paralysing air traffic in Denmark unless agreement is reached in the next two weeks between unions and airports.

DMI is the only organisation permitted to provide the special TAF weather observations and forecasts needed by the country’s civil airports.

“We’re talking to DMI and Navair about what this might mean for air traffic in Denmark and Copenhagen, but we don’t yet know the extent of the problem,” Copenhagen Airport’s press officer Kasper Hyllested told Denmark’s TV2 News.

If any future travellers have any questions about how they might be affected, Hyllested advises them simply to contact their airline or travel company.

Nowhere to land
The situation appears to be unprecedented in Denmark, media reports suggest. If an airport is unable to get a TAF, then airlines must have two alternative airports in reserve that do have one, so that the plane can land.

The strike would also affect flights in Greenland, according to the Greenlandic radio station KNR, forcing the grounding of internal flights there.

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