ALERT 455 flights cancelled at Berlin Tegel and Schoenefeld airports due to strike

Nearly all flights were cancelled at Berlin’s two airports on Friday due to strike action by ground staff.

Berlin Airport, which operates Tegel and Schoenefeld, said 455 flights had been canceled at Tegel and 204 at Schoenefeld as of 0615 GMT. The strike is due to run for 25 hours from 0400 local time on Friday.

The industrial action comes as many trade visitors try to make their way home from the world’s biggest tourism trade fair, the ITB, which ends in Berlin on March 12.