27.06.2022, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf: Lange Warteschlangen im Düsseldorfer Flughafen. Menschen stehen der Warteschlange, um das Gepäck abzugeben . (zu dpa: «Koffer-Chaos am Düsseldorfer Flughafen») Foto: David Young/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

The Federal Government Commissioner for Tourism, Claudia Müller, accuses the aviation industry of errors in personnel planning given the chaotic conditions at German airports. “We all had to do without traveling for a long time due to the pandemic. So many people finally want to get out and enjoy their holidays. (…) It wasn’t difficult to foresee that such a time would come,” said the Green politician of the “Bild” on Wednesday.

It is “all the more frustrating” when “after the extremely difficult Corona years” the “high number of passengers is currently encountering staff shortages in air traffic”. “Apparently there was considerable misplanning throughout the aviation industry,” said Müller.

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The federal government “reacted quickly together” to defuse the situation, said Müller. “Above all, the security check and check-in at airports should work faster and more smoothly again. It is therefore planned to hire ground service providers and specialists from abroad in the short term, without neglecting safety, social and labor standards.”

The federal chairman of the Junge Union, Tilman Kuban, criticized in an interview with the newspaper: “We have 2.2 million unemployed people in Germany who would like to work. The traffic light government should therefore quickly take care of expanding the capacities of training and security clearance instead of recruitment campaigns.”