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Germany to fast-track foreign airport workers to ease travel chaos

BERLIN, June 29 (Reuters) - The German government will fast-track work permits and visas for several thousand foreign airport workers, mainly from Turkey, to help to ease summer travel chaos that has frustrated holidaymakers, German ministers said on Wednesday. Travellers across Europe are facing especially long queues at airports this summer partly because there are not enough staff to handle the rebound in demand after COVID-19 lockdowns.

German air controllers fix problems after travel disruption warning

BERLIN, June 29 (Reuters) - German air traffic controllers have fixed technical problems which had disrupted European travel on Wednesday, air traffic control firm DFS said. "From 9 a.m., we will resume work with 100% of air traffic," said a spokesperson for DFS, whose controllers monitor take-offs and landings at 15 international airports in Germany.

Europe-wide disruptions expected due to air traffic control problems -German operator

(Corrects to read DFS (not DSF), paragraph 3) BERLIN, June 29 (Reuters) - Technical difficulties in German air traffic control were set to cause disruptions throughout European airspace on Wednesday, according to the operator of Frankfurt Airport, Germany's busiest air transport hub. "Thus, delays in operations and flight cancellations will occur at Frankfurt Airport as well," the Fraport operator said in a message on its website.

Hit by staff shortages, airlines and airports struggle with travel recovery

By Paul Sandle LONDON, April 5 (Reuters) - Thousands of holidaymakers have seen their Easter getaways disrupted or cancelled because airlines and airports do not have enough staff to meet the recovery in demand as pandemic restrictions are eased in Europe. High rates of COVID-19 in Britain have caused staff absences for airlines and airports that were already struggling to recruit after workers deserted the industry during the pandemic.


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