No passenger flights due to warning strikes
Due to the warning strikes by the service sector union ver.di, there will be no regular passenger air traffic at Cologne/Bonn Airport today, Monday. A total of 134 passenger flights (68 take-offs, 66 landings) will be cancelled during the strike period. Originally, 136 flights (69 take-offs, 67 landings) were planned. The airlines cancelled the flights in advance, and some were diverted. The airport had expected about 15,000 passengers. They were informed in advance by the airlines and did not even make the journey to Cologne/Bonn.
The warning strikes, to which public service workers and aviation security staff are called, began at 6 a.m. on Monday and are expected to last until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, as announced by ver.di. There may still be delays in the flight schedule and disruptions to air traffic beyond the actual end of the strike. As of 6 a.m. tomorrow, 113 passenger flights (57 take-offs, 56 landings) are planned for Tuesday.
In view of the current collective bargaining negotiations, ver.di has called on public service workers to strike between 6 a.m. on Monday and 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Large parts of the airport staff are participating. During the same period, the staff at the passenger control are also called to a warning strike. In addition, the security staff at the personnel and goods checkpoints stopped work at 10pm on Sunday evening, which is why employees are only able to get to work after long delays. Here, the strike is expected to last until 11.59pm tonight.