Frankfurt Strike Continues

Strike action by apron controllers at Frankfurt Airport is set to continue until 2200GMT on February 24. (Fraport)

Strike action at Frankfurt Airport, operated by Fraport, is expected to continue until the weekend.  A group of 200 apron controllers, members of the GdF union, are striking over a pay dispute.
The latest walk-out began at 0400GMT on February 20 and the union has announced it will continue until 2200GMT on February 24.  However, due to a night flight ban, the airport does not operate flights between that time and 0400GMT.
A Fraport statement said that it expects to be able to handle up to 70% of flights during the strike.  Around 70% of flights remained operational during the walkout on February 16 and 17, which saw a total of 375 cancellations.
A spokesperson for Fraport commented:  “We remain committed to our offer of resuming talks and call on GdF to give up this rigid position and return to the negotiating table.”
Union spokesman Matthias Maas said:  “We regret that we are forced to further measures, [but] Fraport AG’s stubborn stance does not leave us other options.”