Because of a strike at Berlin Airport
Swiss has to cancel 12 flights on Wednesday
Anyone who wants to fly to or from Berlin-Brandenburg with Swiss tomorrow, Wednesday, should reschedule. Because of a warning strike, the Swiss airline had to cancel all flights to the German capital.
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Swiss has to cancel twelve flights for Wednesday.
Nicholas ImfeldEditor Economics
Due to a warning strike, no passenger flights are expected to take off from the German capital’s airport Berlin-Brandenburg (BER) on Wednesday. The Verdi union has announced a full-day warning strike in ground handling services, the airport company and aviation security.
“In this situation, the airport company must assume that no regular passenger flights can take place at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport on that day and has therefore also informed all partners at the airport about the announced warning strike,” the airport company said on Monday.
Guests rebooked to Thursday
The Swiss airline Swiss is also affected by the warning strike, as confirmed by Blick. The airline had to cancel twelve flights: six to Berlin-Brandenburg and six back to Zurich. Most of the affected passengers were rebooked on Thursday. “If you wish, the booking can also be brought forward to Tuesday via our customer service – we currently still have places available,” she says.
Swiss has increased its capacities for Tuesday and Thursday and is using larger aircraft so that passengers can reach their destination as quickly as possible despite the strike.
Demand: 500 euros more per month
The warning strike will take place all day – it starts with the early shift and ends late in the evening, the Verdi union said. The reason for this is that collective bargaining talks have so far been unsuccessful. “Passengers must expect severe delays and flight cancellations,” the union said.
Verdi demands 500 euros more per month for the employees of the ground handling services and the airport company with a term of the collective agreement of twelve months. Employers are demanding longer contract terms, both from ground handling services and from the airport company.