Thursday’s strike by security personnel at German airports will disrupt flights on the Prague-Düsseldorf route. Václav Havel Airport registers three canceled flights, of which one departure and two arrivals. Prague Airport spokesman Michal Procházka told ČTK on Wednesday. The strike in Finland on Friday will also affect the connection with Helsinki, he added.
“We have reported six canceled flights between Prague and Helsinki for Friday, three arrivals and three departures, which are also flight cancellations due to the strike,” he said. According to the Finnish carrier Finnair’s website, several trade unions in Finland announced a two-day strike on January 19, which will also affect air transport on February 1 and 2.
The Verdi trade union is planning a strike by security personnel at major German airports on Thursday for higher wages and better working conditions. Unions have called for 25,000 airport security workers to stop work on Thursday morning. The protest will last until midnight.
The strike will prevent checks on passengers, airport staff, baggage and goods, leading to widespread disruptions to air traffic. Only this Monday, the strike of train drivers of the Deutsche Bahn (DB) railway company, which was the fourth since last November, ended in Germany.