During the sales process, Air Berlin has had to cancel around 100 flights because 250 employees didn't show up, including many pilots. The management is angry about the damage to the Airline’s already poor reputation.
Several hundred flights from Germany's main airports have been canceled, affecting an estimated 90,000 passengers. Public sector workers across the country are demanding a pay rise of six percent.
Lufthansa has canceled hundreds of flights on Tuesday, as Germany braces for mass public sector strikes. Germany's largest airport in Frankfurt has warned of "significant delays and cancellations."
Benefiting from low fuel costs, strong demand and the collapse of Air Berlin, the German flag carrier has reported record profits for 2017. But the air is getting thinner at the top of the European aviation business.
Air France staff are striking in the hope of salary increases. Unions want the airline to share its 2017 financial success, but management says more pay raises aren't possible.
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