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.”