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Court bans Frankfurt airport strike

A German court has banned a strike by air traffic controllers that threatened to paralyse Frankfurt airport.

The walkout was planned to support ground staff who have been striking for better pay and conditions, causing numerous flights to be cancelled over the last two weeks.

The action has garnered little public support with disgruntled passengers describing the strikers’ demands as “utopian”.

Frankfurt is Europe’s third busiest airport and usually handles some 1,300 flights a day.

Operator, Fraport, estimates three days of industrial action had cost it around five million euros in lost revenues.

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