Pilots at the airline Eurowings began a one-day strike today. A spokesman for Cockpit Federation Vereinigung (VC) said the industrial strike has started as planned. Eurowings assumes that about half of all flights will be canceled today – Austria is also affected.
On average, 50,000 to 70,000 passengers are carried per day on about 500 flights. Venture capital called for a withdrawal due to the failure of negotiations on the collective bargaining agreement.
Eurowings plans primarily with machines from the company Eurowings Europe of Austria, which is not on strike, but also with aircraft of partner companies, which also carry out some flights. A company spokesperson said yesterday that the situation varies widely by airport. Airports such as Mallorca, Stockholm and Prague, which are frequently served by Eurowings Europe, are less affected.
German targets are particularly affected
On the other hand, he hit German targets above average. According to the airport, 118 flights are likely to be canceled in Düsseldorf alone, Eurowings’ largest location. Another 60 will happen. In Cologne / Bonn, 61 of the 90 planned flights were canceled.
Austrian airports were also affected. All Eurowings connections in Graz and Linz have been cancelled. Only one of 19 flights planned takes place in Vienna. On the other hand, Salzburg Airport was saved, as reported by Ö1.
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