Strike at German airports: All flights to/from FRA and MUC cancelled

The German combined unions ver.di and EVG announce the largest strike of workers in transport companies in the last 30 years. The unions, which together have an estimated 2.8 million members, and although they cannot confirm the number of employees who will participate in the strike, announce a “large turnout”. The announced start of the strike is on Sunday, March 26, and the greatest disruption in air traffic is expected at the airports in Frankfurt and Munich.

Employees at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) have announced strike for Monday 27 March, while Munich Airport (MUC) employees will strike for two days, starting on Sunday 26 March. Notifications have been issued to the two airports about canceling all regular commercial flights. Lufthansa, whose listed airports are major hubs, issued a notice stating that “Due to the extraordinary situation and the high number of cancellations combined with only a reduced number of rebooking options, we will not be able to offer solutions for all passengers.” They also appeal that passengers are not coming to the airport on the announced days of the strike.

Although according to the announcements, the other German airports should not directly participate in the strike, the airports in Hamburg (HAM) and Dusseldorf (DUS) issued a notice about possible disruptions in flight operations. Berlin Airport (BER) has also issued a notice that there is a possibility of traffic disruptions, as well as difficulties when using public transport to and from the airport.

Croatia Airlines also issued a notice about the cancellation of all flights to/from Munich on Sunday, March 26th, and Monday, March 27th, and to/from Frankfurt on Monday, March 27th. CTN is canceling a total of 21 flights with departures/destinations that include Zagreb, Split, and Osijek. You can find the CTN notification at the link.

Together with airport employees, Deutsche Bahn will participate in the strike, as well as employees of bus companies and public transport operators in major German cities.

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