Bild: 1/3 of Lufthansa’s ground staff sick

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Baggage and staffing problems hit Germany’s biggest airline.

According to information from Bild am Sonntag, 5,000 Lufthansa passenger bags are left on the ground every day at Frankfurt Airport alone.

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Airports are supposed to be very understaffed at ticket control.

Unattended bags are now even transported by truck from various German airports to Munich. According to the Bavarian Ministry of Transport, there are currently around 5,000 suitcases from various airlines stored at Munich Airport, which have not yet been delivered to their owners.

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The airport only provides the storage space, while the respective airline has to take care of the delivery.

Many suitcases come to Munich from other German airports because they have more capacity and more flight connections, so luggage can be delivered there faster.

Airlines are also facing acute staffing problems.

A Lufthansa spokesman told Bild am Sonntag: “Illness rates among ground staff have risen sharply. Due to corona infections, but also due to overwork, the sickness rate here is as high as 30%. Among flight staff in the cockpit and cab, the rate is much lower, single digits.”

Source: Capital

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