'This is quite irritating': Passengers in Germany grounded by nationwide strike

Airports in Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Cologne Bonn are virtually empty in the first of another round of strikes by Germany’s Verdi trade union over the cost of living crisis.

Nearly 100,000 people will be affected by aviation security worker strikes at the three airports, airport association ADV said, with around 700 departing flights to be cancelled.

“The situation in the terminals today is the same as previous Verdi strikes this year: departure terminals are empty, the situation is calm,” a Hamburg airport spokesperson said in a statement.

Passengers did not feel so calm, however, with Robert Auracher, a traveller stranded at Munich central station, saying: “This is quite irritating because we

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