Strike EXTENDED in Berlin…..Flights Now Cancelled For March 13 AND 14

Strike EXTENDED in Berlin…..Flights Now Cancelled For March 13 AND 14

The strike by Berlin’s Ground Crew has now been extended through Tuesday, March 14 until 5pm local time.

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian have now cancelled all flights that serve Berlin through the end of the strike.   The strike was scheduled to end at 5:00a on Tuesday March 14, but apparently the union thought it was a good idea to extend the misery for passengers for another day.

Please be aware that there may be residual cancellations that leak into March 15 due to the positioning of aircraft.

 

LUFTHANSA Cancels All Flights To Berlin Ahead Of Strike

LUFTHANSA Cancels All Flights To Berlin Ahead Of Strike

Lufthansa has announced that it has cancelled all flights to between from Munich or Frankfurt to Berlin  for Monday, March 13, 2017.   This as a result of a strike announcement by Ver.di who represents Ground Workers at both Berlin airports (Tegel and Schonefeld).

The strike scheduled for tomorrow comes on the heels of a walkout last Friday, and also comes conveniently during the ITB travel show taking place in Berlin at the same time.   Plans call for upwards of 2000 workers to walk off the job at 4:00a Monday through 5:00a Tuesday, making for a 25 hour strike.

If your plans included transiting Berlin tomorrow please use this link to see what your options may be.   Typically you can rebook to travel on a different day for no charge, get a refund, or switch to a Deutsche Bahn train ticket to get you to your destination.