Frankfurt airport strike continues

Flights to and from Frankfurt airport face further disruption today and tomorrow after a union called for extended strike action.

A strike by some 200 workers at Europe’s third-busiest airport, which grounded hundreds of flights last week, is set to continue for a third day today.

The GdF union is now calling on members to halt work for an additional 24 hours from 4am on Tuesday.

A spokesman for airport operator Fraport said 223 flights were being cancelled today although about 70% of scheduled flights will take place.

Lufthansa, which accounts for more than half of flights at Frankfurt airport, said it expects to cancel about 200 incoming and outgoing flights on German and European routes on Monday, while all intercontinental flights would be unaffected.

The workers, who guide aircraft in and out of their parking positions, want higher pay, arguing their jobs have become more complex following the introduction of a fourth runway last October.

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