Operations at Munich Airport will again be completely suspended due to the planned strike by the Verdi union on Sunday and Monday.
Munich – Due to the planned strike, regular flight operations at Munich Airport will again be completely suspended next Sunday and Monday (March 26/27).
This was announced by the operating company Flughafen München GmbH on Thursday evening.
On both days there will only be "emergency flights," said a spokesman at the request of
Passengers are "urgently" advised to contact their airline and "refrain from traveling to the airport" on Sunday and Monday.
737 take-offs and landings were planned at Munich Airport on Sunday and 772 flight movements on Monday.
The two-day warning strike “is expected to affect around 200,000 passengers,” it said.
Airport boss Jost Lammers criticized the hard course of the union.
The renewed work stoppage represents an "unprecedented escalation and is excessive and completely disproportionate." The Munich hub with international and intercontinental connections "will be practically shut down.
This causes immense economic damage, not to mention the damage to the image of Germany as a business location," he said.
FMG had already closed the airport for regular passenger operations in mid-February due to a warning strike planned by Verdi.
At that time, only relief flights and special machines with a delegation to the Munich Security Conference were allowed.
Verdi calls on baggage handlers and security staff to go on strike
The Verdi union has called on employees in baggage handling and security services at Munich Airport to go on a two-day warning strike on Sunday and Monday.
Verdi and the railway and transport union (EVG) want to paralyze large parts of public transport with a large-scale nationwide warning strike on Monday.
The long-distance, regional and S-Bahn transport of Deutsche Bahn and other railway companies are affected by the all-day warning strike.
Frankfurt am Main Airport had already announced in the afternoon that it would stop regular passenger traffic on Monday due to the announcement of the warning strike.
"All tasks that enable full flight operations" have been suspended due to the warning strike, the operating company Fraport said.
The background to this is the collective bargaining for employees in the public sector at the federal and local levels.
The union demands a 10.5 percent wage increase, but at least 500 euros more, with a contract term of one year.
In the second round of negotiations, the employers offered a pay increase of five percent in two steps and one-off payments totaling 2,500 euros.