NNA - Flights were canceled in and out of the northern German cities of Bremen and Hamburg, and the capital, Berlin, as workers went on strike on Monday.
Airport staff embarked on the walkouts called by the Verdi trade union in a dispute over pay for working nights, weekends, and bank holidays.
Berlin airport said in a notice that 200 flights would be canceled Monday, affecting around 27,000 passengers.
Hamburg airport said that all departing flights were canceled and nearly half of arrivals were too, while Bremen airport said there would no flights from the airport.
Germany's airport association, or the ADV, said around 45,000 passengers were directly affected as a result of the strikes.
The walkouts by airport staff come amid diffcult pay talks for employees of Germany's federal and municipal governments.--DW