KLM canceled 12 European return flights before Wednesday due to a ground staff strike, the airline reports Tuesday. In addition, KLM expects flights to be delayed.
Ground staff will put down the work on Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is the third time in two weeks that KLM's ground staff have gone on strike. The employees were on strike for higher wages, more permanent contracts and better rosters.
At the beginning of this month, several hundred FNV members had already left work twice. That led to dozens of dropped out and delayed flights. Travelers also had to wait longer for their luggage.
KLM is also unable to take hold baggage on European flights between 12.45 and 17.00 on Wednesday. The airline also calls on passengers to travel with as little hand luggage as possible, to prevent them from being taken away due to lack of space.