The Verdi union had already called for a warning strike at Stuttgart Airport on February 17. What will now happen to the passengers next Friday.
There will again be no regular flight operations at Stuttgart Airport on Friday. This was announced by the airport on Wednesday after the Verdi union called for a strike. Only security landings, medical flights and military flights could be carried out.
A regular 169 flight movements were planned for Friday, and around 20,000 passengers are affected by the warning strike. The airport recommended getting information from the airline and not coming to the airport.
Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden are also affected
In addition to Stuttgart, a day-long warning strike was also called at Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport. The union announced on Wednesday in Stuttgart that longer waiting times and even flight cancellations or cancellations are to be expected.
He could not yet provide any information on the effects, said the managing director of Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport, Uwe Kotzan, on request. They are talking to the company concerned and will try to secure the air security checks so that no flights are cancelled. So far, no flight cancellations are known. Passengers should obtain information from their airline or tour operator and be prepared for longer waiting times.
Background for the strikes
According to Verdi, the service providers FraSec and Securitas Aviation, which work in aviation security and passenger and goods inspection, are on strike in Stuttgart. Employees of the companies that provide ground handling services and employees of the airport’s operating company were also called on to strike, Verdi said. In Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden there is a strike at a company that is responsible for passenger control.
According to Verdi, the background to the warning strikes are negotiations on pay in the aviation security industry and the wage dispute in the public sector. Verdi last called for a warning strike at Stuttgart Airport on February 17. Regular flight operations were not possible at the time. Around 20,000 air passengers had to change their travel plans. More than 160 flights were canceled.