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Flykaos: 220.000 passengers hit by German strikes

Over 220,000 passengers will Tuesday be affected by a strike in eight German airports. It applies, among other things, the country's largest airport in Frankfurt.

This writes the German news agency dpa.

Security personnel at the airports are planning to resign from work on Tuesday, hoping to put pressure on their employers prior to wage bargaining in 23. January.

Verdi, one of Germany's biggest industrial associations, require that security personnel across the country are being paid 20 euro an hour - about 150 dollars. Linked does not specify what the current hourly wage is.

The German lufthavnsforening ADV warn that the strike seems to "paralyze" the German flyvenetværk and affect at least 220,000 passengers.

In Frankfurt alone, airlines canceled 570 out of a total of 1200 planned arrivals and departures Tuesday. It informs the airport operator Fraport.

Meanwhile, the German carrier Lufthansa canceled 400 of its 640 connections in Frankfurt. In Munich, the company has cancelled 100 out of a total of 630 arrivals and departures.

Arbejdsnedlæggelsen begins at the airport in Frankfurt at two o'clock on the night of Tuesday and lasts until at eight o'clock Tuesday evening. In the Frankfurt Airport, around 5000 staff, with responsibility for the security screening of passengers and baggage strike.

the Strike is expected to cause chaos in the european air traffic as the airport in Frankfurt is the fourth largest in Europe.

According to the Danish luftfartsmedie, in addition to the Frankfurt be strikes in Munich, Hamburg, Hannover, Bremen, Dresden, Erfurt and Leipzig/Halle.

the Strike at the airport in Munich starts at 03.30 and lasts until midnight on Wednesday. The timing of the other airports vary a bit.

the writes that Lufthansa cancels eight flights between Frankfurt, Copenhagen and Billund on Tuesday. Aflysningerne expected to affect more than 1000 passengers, there will be ombooket to the other departures.

SAS expects according to the to implement Tuesday's three rotations from Copenhagen to Frankfurt. The same will be the case with, respectively, five and two rotations to Hamburg and Hannover.

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