The Verdi strike affecting German airports is going to take a heavy toll – with Lufthansa cancelling up 500 flights
Passengers are strongly advised to keep checking reservations via Lufthansa applications (site, mobile) and ensure they keep their details up to date. In some cases, re-routing will be in applied to redirect passengers away from Frankfurt.
Frankfurt Airport will remain open as a transit airport, with inbound and outbound flights operating (with cancellations)
It will not be open to public departures as the main security checkpoints will be closed until 20:00 CET (when the strike ends).
Lufthansa has prepared a little video to help.
More than 500 #Lufthansa flights have to be cancelled – Andreas Döpper about the strike of the security personnel and what measures the airline takes to keep the disruptions as low as possible. pic.twitter.com/lh29eqDp7a
— Lufthansa News (@lufthansaNews) January 14, 2019
Don’t go to Frankfurt Airport
If you are travelling from Frankfurt airport as your first departure point – unless directed by your carrier do not go to the airport, as you will be stuck until the security screening zones reopen.
Whilst I’ve concentrated on Lufthansa here, the strike will impact any carrier who goes departs or arrives at Frankfurt.
Please plan accordingly.
Other German Airports impacted
Meanwhile, other German Airports will be heavily impacted with Hanover, Bremen, Leipzig/Halle, Dresden and Hamburg impacted with staff on strike at these airports. You will need to arrive a lot earlier to be cleared through security with any airline.
Expect Tuesday the 15th January not to be a pleasant travel day if you’re heading in or out of Germany
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