27 March 2014

Chaos expected at German airports

27 Thu, Mar 2014

Flights to and from Germany are facing significant disruptions tomorrow (March 27).According to a report on GlobalPost Germany’s public sector union has given notice that workers at Frankfurt and most of the country’s other major airports will go on strike to reinforce their pay demands.
The strike is scheduled to start at 03h30 and last until 14h00.
Lufthansa has warned that the strike is likely to have a large-scale impact on its flight timetable. “Should employees lay down their work this Thursday, a large number of flights from Lufthansa’s home airport would need to be cancelled. The strike will primarily affect Lufthansa passengers, as evidenced by the warning strike of security personnel in Frankfurt,” comments Axel Simon, director Southern Africa for Lufthansa and SWISS.
Further details around cancellations and rebooking possibilities will be made available to Lufthansa’s passengers by tomorrow afternoon.

“We are doing our absolute best to minimise the impact on our passengers,” says Axel.