Chaos at European airports and beyond.
It promises to be a summer of passion for those who need to board a plane: when in Paris In the last few days, every fifth flight has been canceled due to employee protests United States 3,700 connections were delayed due to staff cuts at the company, putting the Fourth of July celebrations in jeopardy.
New unrest by employees is also expected during the month of July Ryanair and EasyJet already causing some inconvenience at Spanish airports: According to the Uso union, which called for the protest, 1 Ryanair and 8 EasyJet flights were canceled while over 100 planes from the two companies were delayed.
One of the main demands of the striking workers is the improvement of contract terms.
And if the Ryanair workers’ protests end today, the EasyJet workers’ protests will continue for another eight days in July (on days 2, 3, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30 and 31). The company also announced that it has cut around 13% of its European flights for the summer, reaching a carrying capacity of 144,000 flights, compared to 160,000 in 2019.
In the last days Lufthansa announced the cancellation of 2,200 flights over the summer due to personal emergencies. That’s 3% of the programmed. The company has already reduced summer flights planned for Fridays and weekends by 5% and canceled 900 connections.
chaos in the German German airfields where passengers are forced to queue for hours at checkpoints due to staff shortages due to the pandemic. According to Minister of Labor Hubertus Heil in an interview with the Handelsblatt, “something went wrong in the industry” in which, despite state aid, many workers were made redundant or at least decided to reorient themselves so as not to suffer from the social safety nets imposed during of the Covid have arisen.
There are no concrete dates yet, even if they are communicated well in advance, but the employees of Europe’s second largest airline, lto British Airways, decided to join the strikes across the aviation sector.
Also involved London Gatwick Airport The UK Civil Aviation Authority has introduced a new restriction on flights from July 1st to August 31st. London’s second busiest airport will therefore reduce daily flights to 825 in July and 850 in August, which is normally above 900.
Similar speech for theAmsterdam Schiphol used by fewer travelers this summer. In fact, authorities have capped flights to reduce the number of passengers passing through the airport by over 13,000 per day. The limit was therefore set at 67,500 passengers per day for July and 72,500 passengers per day for August. Also the Corendon airline will relocate 150 flights to Rotterdam The Hague Airport.