Düsseldorf Airport: Eurowings is canceling umpteen flights – but the great chaos is yet to come
The chaos at Dusseldorf Airport continues! Shortly before the start of the summer holidays in North Rhine-Westphalia (June 27 to August 9), the situation at the airport is becoming increasingly difficult. What will it be like when the main travel season begins?
On Sunday there was another big mess for Eurowings customers Dusseldorf Airport. But that was not all: Lufthansa also canceled flights at short notice.
Düsseldorf Airport: Eurowings is canceling flights – but things are getting worse
The major airlines are short of staff on the ground and in the air! The effects are currently dramatic: Lufthansa, Eurowings and Easyjet have announced that they will cancel around 1,000 connections in July alone!
This is Dusseldorf Airport:
- Opened April 19, 1927
- With around 25 million passengers, “Düsseldorf Airport” (DUS) is one of the top 3 busiest airports in Germany (after Frankfurt am Main and Munich)
- It is the most important airport in NRW
- 77 airlines connect it to over 200 destinations in around 55 countries
- has the highest tower in Germany with a height of 87 meters
There was a foretaste of the impending turbulence in the holiday season on Sunday at Düsseldorf Airport. Eurowings had canceled several flights in order to check in customers on time. According to information from the “Kölner Stadtanzeiger”, the reason was a lack of staff.
Connections canceled: chaos at Eurowings at Düsseldorf Airport
RTL research revealed that the connections were to Budapest, Vienna, Faro, Malaga, Milan and Newcastle. Many other Eurowings planes were only able to take off with some considerable delays.
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But things were also confusing at the rebooking counter: only two employees had to take care of hundreds of Eurowings passengers. Pure stress for the travelers and the employees!
Düsseldorf Airport: Tour operators’ top managers jump in a triangle
The German tour operators jump in the triangle. According to the business magazine “Capital”, high-ranking industry representatives speak of negligent mismanagement. You are faced with a situation “that we have never seen before,” says Dirk Inger, General Manager of the German Travel Association (DRV).
More news about Düsseldorf Airport:
Ralph Schiller, head of the tour operator FTI, does not want to accept the cancellation of hundreds of connections in July. The flights made available for sale “must also be served and processed”.
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In addition, the airport operators and airlines should “do everything possible to solve the problems for passengers arriving and departing as quickly as possible.” (mag)