Frankfurt Airport operator says staff shortages may mean months of disruptions

Frankfurt Airport operator says staff shortages may mean months of disruptions

FRANKFURT, July 6 (Reuters) - Frankfurt Airport, Germany's busiest air transport hub, is unlikely to see relief for a crippling staff shortage in the coming months, its operator Fraport said. "The problem will not get smaller going forward, even though we are hiring. I say that very openly," said Fraport Chief Executive Stefan Schulte told a media briefing in Frankfurt on Tuesday evening. He said disruptions due to a lack of workers would continue for the next two or three months. Fraport has already rehired nearly 1,000 new ground services employees after cutting about 4,000 during the pandemic. Schulte said that the situation…
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Hundreds of flights cancelled in Germany due to security strike

Hundreds of flights cancelled in Germany due to security strike

Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights to and from German airports on Monday as security workers across the country went on strike amid a wage dispute. Security workers are staging a full-day walkout at airports including Duesseldorf, Cologne/Bonn and Berlin on Monday, and further strikes have been called for Tuesday, among others in Frankfurt and Hamburg. In Duesseldorf, around 160 flights have been cancelled for Monday, which is more than half of the planned 290 departures and arrivals, the airport said in a statement. At Cologne/Bonn, 94 out of 136 flights have been called off, the airport said. Berlin airport's website…
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Drone sighting disrupts flights at Frankfurt airport

Drone sighting disrupts flights at Frankfurt airport

Flight operations at Frankfurt airport, Germany's busiest hub, have resumed after a drone sighting near the airport prompted an air traffic stoppage, operating company Fraport said on Thursday. Flights at Germany's busiest hub had been grounded for around an hour on Thursday morning. Police said the issue had been resolved, but declined to give further details. In March a drone sighting prompted a 30-minute stoppage of air traffic at Frankfurt airport and in December drone sightings caused three days of travel chaos at London's Gatwick Airport.   Via DW
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