Airport security personnel on strike this morning

Security personnel at Copenhagen Airport are on strike this morning, which according to TV2 News meant that as of 7am, no passengers were making it through security checkpoints.

The strike began shortly after 6am and is related to the employees' collective bargaining agreement.

A TV2 News reporter on the scene said that queues where up to 200 metres long and although departing passengers are still able to check in for their flights, they can not come any further into the airport due to the conflict.

Airport officials said that they were in dialogue with the striking employees and advised those travellers scheduled to depart Copenhagen today to head to the airport as planned.

An April survey by the aviation research organisation Skytrax ranked Copenhagen Airport as having the best airport security in the world.

Today's security strike follows a luggage handlers' strike earlier this summer. 

TV2 News

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