German airports hit by major security personnel strikes

Hundreds of departures from German airports are expected to be affected by strikes. Photo: © Jakob Wert / IFN

A worker’s union representing security personnel at German airports has announced a second major strike for Tuesday, 15th March.

Security checks in Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden will remain closed during the day, meaning that passengers will not be able to access their flights originating at the four airports. On Monday, 14th March, a similar action by the union Verdi was already launched in Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf, Hannover, Bremen, Leipzig, Munich and Berlin. The strike at these airports is still going on as of Monday afternoon.

Airport operator Fraport says it will not be possible to reach flights originating in Frankfurt on Tuesday due to a closure of all security checks from 2 am to 11 pm. Connecting passengers are not affected by this, but might still experience disruption or delays, the company warns. Frankfurt Airport urges all passengers with travel originating in Frankfurt not to go to the airport and instead contact their airlines or travel providers. Fraport says a total of 770 flights were planned at the airport for Tuesday, but many of those have already been cancelled.