Strike hits Berlin airports
A strike by ground staff on Thursday morning hit traffic at Berlin's two airports Tegel and Schoenefeld, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights, the operator and unions said.
At Schoenefeld to the south of the city, under expansion to become the German capital's only airport, around 20 flights were cancelled, including to Rome, Paris and Brussels, unions said.
British low-cost airline EasyJet, which operates out of Schoenefeld, was particularly badly hit, cancelling most of its flights.
Trade union Verdi had called on 2,000 of its members working as ground staff to stage the warning strike in their dispute over pay and conditions. The industrial action was due to end at 10:00 am (0800 GMT).
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