If industrial action goes ahead, air traffic may be grounded as well – The Post

If industrial action goes ahead, air traffic may be grounded as well

A strike threat from the meteorological service and air traffic controllers could end up paralysing air traffic in Denmark

Planes can’t take off or land without air traffic controllers or weather forecasts (photo: Kayhan Ertugrul)
March 21st, 2018 3:38 pm| by Stephen Gadd

As things stand at the moment, both the weather service DMI and Naviair, the company that employs the nation’s air traffic controllers, may go on strike unless an agreement is reached between unions and Danish airports before April 4.

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DMI is the only organisation allowed to produce the TAF special weather forecasts needed by civil airports in Denmark, reports TV2 Nyheder.

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“We’re talking to DMI and Navair about what this might mean for air traffic in Denmark and Copenhagen, but we don’t yet know the extent of the problem,” said Kasper Hyllested, the press officer of Copenhagen Airport.

Hyllested advises people to contact their airline or travel company if they have questions about how they will be affected.

If an airport is unable to get a TAF, then the airline has to have two alternative airports in reserve that do have one where the plane can land.

The current situation appears to be unprecedented.

Internal flights in Greenland would also be suspended if DMI is hit by strikes, reports the Greenlandic radio station KNR.

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