Operations at Frankfurt Airport have been affected by drone activity near the airport on Thursday morning. Germany’s largest airport halted operations for around one hour.
All flights to Frankfurt (FRA) are currently holding or diverting due to drone activity near the airport https://t.co/tAdvgn4Mpf pic.twitter.com/eKC1U2CyTq
— International Flight Network (@FlightIntl) May 9, 2019
Several flights diverted to nearby airports. According to the Federal Police, operations resumed at approximately 08:15 am local time (06:15 UTC).
Passengers have been advised to check their flight status with their airline, as delays and cancellations are likely. Lufthansa, the largest operator at Frankfurt Airport, told International Flight Network (IFN) that the airport re-opened at 08:25 am local time (06:25 UTC). However, the carrier did not provide a number of affected flights.
In December 2018, London Gatwick Airport was heavily affected by drone sightings. The airport was forced to suspend operations for over 24 hours.
Nick Wenzel founded International Flight Network in 2016. He is the Social Media Manager and an Editor for IFN.news.