A German public sector strike has been declared for Tuesday 10 April. ABTA released the following advice earlier today:
We understand that this strike action will extend to airports across Germany. Labour union Verdi, which is asking for a pay-rise for various public sector roles, has said flight disruption is likely with ground staff and some fire services staff predicted to be on strike at Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne and Bremen airports.
Disruption is anticipated throughout tomorrow, with airports warning of expected longer waiting during the entire day.
Passengers are requested to check the status of their flight on their airline's website before traveling to the airport. They are also advised to allow extra time for their journey and to check in as early as possible.
Frankfurt Airport Statement:
Public sector strike on Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Due to a public sector strike at airports across Germany on Tuesday, April 10, major disruptions and flight cancellations are also expected at Frankfurt Airport (FRA). In particular, the security checkpoints for Piers A and Z in Terminal 1 will remain closed during the strike. Thus, passengers checking in at FRA for flights departing from an A or Z Gate will not be able to access the respective pier to get to their flights. We also expect longer waiting times at all other security checkpoints during the entire day. Passengers are therefore strongly advised to allow extra time for their journey and to check in as early as possible. If you travel to Frankfurt Airport by car, please take into account that access roads to the airport may be affected by strikers’ demonstrations.
We recommend that passengers check the status of their flight on their airline’s website and take advantage of online rebooking options or contact their airline, before traveling to the airport. Passengers, whose flight has been cancelled without any immediate rebooking options, are kindly requested to avoid coming to the airport.
Munich Airport Statement:
Strike at Munich Airport on April 10th, 2018
Due to an industrial action of the public sector airports across Germany there is severe disruption of air traffic April 10th.
We kindly request all passengers enquire about the current status of their flights before travelling to the airport and take advantage of online rebooking options. We also expect longer waiting times at all security checkpoints during the entire day. Passengers are therefore strongly advised to allow extra time for their journey and to come as early as possible to the airport.
As a result of this proposed industrial action, it may be necessary for airlines to make adjustments to flight programmes for those flights that are scheduled to operate to and from Germany during the strike hours. In addition other transport services may be affected and timetables adjusted at short notice. Customers due to travel to and from Germany during the strike period are advised to monitor the situation closely and should liaise with their airlines and other transport providers to establish whether there are any changes to their schedules, flight programmes and timings. As a precaution, Customers are advised to carry essential items such as medication, etc. in their hand luggage.