FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT STRIKE 2016
Germany, airline flights delayed again?
Strike ridden airport, book flights into this airport at your own risk. 5 million passengers in April, 2015.
Frankfurt Airport Strike
German Flight Attendants Union UFO
French Air Traffic Control Strike
15 May 2016 Flights to and from Frankfurt Airport will likely be delayed, cancelled or brought forward due to French air traffic control strike.
French air traffic controllers will strike on Thursday May 19, 2016. (and perhaps 26 May?) If strike goes ahead airlines will be asked to cut back flights to and from France. Stay in close contact with your airline. Air France will take brunt of strike action. French national rail company SNCF is also striking.
French taxi drivers are threatening to join in.
If you are changing flights in France and have a long lay over in a French international arrivals lounge. Get a French visa as you will be sleeping on a cot in the lounge while other passengers sleep in a comfortable hotel bed with private bathroom. March 2016 saw 140 passengers sleeping on the floor at Orly Airport.
Expect knock-on effect.
German Airport Strike
Announced today, Friday 22 April, 2016 workers at Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, cologne-Bonn, Dortmund and Hanover airports will strike Wednesday, 27 April, 2016. Carefully orchestrated strike times. Lufthansa likely to take brunt of strike action.
Striking workers from Verdi union will include, ground handlers, check in staff, engineers and air traffic controllers, fire department.
Strike notice states
Frankfurt Airport Strike:- Start of shift till 3pm. Firemen striking at 8am. That would suggests airport will be closed. Demonstrations around Frankfurt Airport are planned - i.e. roads blocked to terminals.
Munich Airport Strike:- All workers throughout the day. New terminal open today.
Cologne/Bonn Airport Strike:-Firemen and baggage handlers plus other ground workers 00:00 - 24:00.
Dusseldorf Airport:-3am to 2pm Terminal services, bus services amongst others.
Dortmund Airport:-Ground services from the start of shift.
Hannover-Langenhagen Airport:- 4:30 am - 3 pm ground handlers, admin and technology.. (is this the air traffic control?)
We will update as the news comes in www.easytravelreport.com Do email us any tips.
More talks planned 28 and 29 April, 2016.
This strike may effect local public transport workers, check your rail or bus driver is working.
Likely to be the first of many strikes through out the summer. Perhaps change your flight for the day before. You will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward.
Pay attention to the news as German journalists threaten strike action. No date set, but you can play your cards that it will likely coincide with a transportation strike.
Knock-on effect - will cause domino effect around the network worldwide.
Are you coming from a non EU country? Don’t get stuck in German international arrivals terminal, have a German visa so you can stay in a hotel instead of a cot in the terminal.
Lastly Belgium air traffic control are still playing up - controllers calling in sick. Charleroi and Brussels airport. French general strike 28 April may include French atc. Greece new strikes on the horizon for this and other strikes that will annoy you to no end www.easytravelreport.com
Old strikes from 2016
Old strikes for 2015
21 December 2015 Frankfurt air traffic control technical failure today. Failure ripples around the network worldwide thousands of flights delayed. Other issues in the news El Al pilot strike www.easytravelreport.com
Lufthansa Flight Attendants Strike
4 December 2015 All's quiet with Lufthansa so far this week.
Heads up, strike cancelled, before strike started.
23 November 2015 Lufthansa strike, by flight attendants - again.
Thursday 26 November 2015
Friday 27 November 2015.
Call Lufthansa they have a notice up. Flights from Frankfurt will be delayed, canceled or brought forward. Ufo flight attendant union also has a notice up. "Union would like to refrain from strikes on 1 Advent weekend in December"
Friday November 6, 2015 Lufthansa flight attendants strike and if you are flying into Frankfurt you will get two days of strike action. Today till 11pm and tomorrow all day. It's going to be a long drawn out strike. Follow along with us on:-
Old strikes for 2015 effecting Frankfurt Airport.
Another update for today, Monday 7 September, 2015 This time it effects Wednesday's flights, 9 September 2015. The 24 hour strike will involve short hauls and medium hauls leaving from Germany only.
7 September 2015 First of many to come.
Your international flight with Lufthansa Airlines will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward due to pilots strike starting tomorrow 8am and going till midnight. Lufthansa Airlines has a notice up. Long hauls only and cargo flights Chicago O'Hare, Dallas Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Hong Kong....
16 August 2015 Heads up, Frankfurt Airport has a notice up about S Bahn and tunnel maintenance.
Old strikes 2015
31 July 2015 Strikes this coming week. Brussels airport security, possible London Tube strike, Australian immigration and border strike. Lastly the Greeks are chimming in on Wednesday with a four hour air traffic control strike all found on www.easytravelreport.com
Old strikes for 2015
7 July 2015 Union Histadrut announce today, general strike Wednesday,
22 July 2015. (Might effect Ben Gurion Airport security) follow along www.easytravelreport.com Also see front page for Spanish air traffic control strike dates in July and Lufthansa pilot's threaten again.
30 June 2015 Strikes that might effect you flying out of Frankfurt International, Spanish and French air traffic control will strike in July. Greeks, Australians ...
Old strikes for 2015
Tunisair Strike, will effect flights to and from Frankfurt Airport.
Srtike by flight attendants will start Friday June 4, 2015.
Strike will last 48 hours.
Strike will have an effect at all popular Tunisair airports - Tunis-Carthage, Monastir, Djerba Enfidha.
Old strikes for 2015
Old strikes for 2015
4 May 2015 You should know another German rail strike starting tomorrow Easy Travel Report French air traffic control strike planned for Thursday 9 April, 2015. Infact controllers are joining in with a French general strike is planned that day. Likely to effect all public transportation and French airports.
Lufthansa Airline Strike
Update:-2 April, 2015 Workers are in mourning. No strikes to take place over Easter.
23 March, 2015 All's quiet for Lufthansa, next threat is strike action over Easter. Nothing has been confirmed.
Update:-Thursday 19 March, 2015 Soldier on Lufthansa passengers. Pilots announce new strike for Saturday, again 00.01 - 23:59, likely to continue Sunday. Eurowings Germanwings not affected - yet. You can feel it, on the hairs at the back of your neck can't you
Update:-Tuesday 17 March, 2015 Strike as expected has been extended to Thursday. Again 24 hours long and it will hit the long-hauls and cargo flights. Keep in touch on Lufthansa strike page.
Lufthansa Airline pilot strike will effect short and medium haul flights only.
Strike to start Wednesday 18 March 2015 at 00.01 till 11:59pm. Thousands of passengers to be affected. Call them.
German Wings and Euro wings not affected. Pilot’s threaten to expand strike. On Friday this week Italian air traffic control strike.
Frankfurt cleaners on strike 2 hours Terminal 2 Wednesday, 4 March 2015.
Old industrial actions for 2015
Other news you might want to know:-
Hamburg, Hannover and Stuttgart airport security strike tomorrow 9 February, 2015. Expect severe delays across all airlines. Strike is to last 24 hours starting midnight Sunday. Your airline is likely trying to contact you. Thousands of passengers will be delayed in Hamburg International, 40,000 passengers. Bad day for traveling around Germany.
Spain 27 strikes are planned this year see
German Airport Security Strike
This is only for Verdi in North Rhine-Westphalia are mulling over a union deal, which is Cologne/Bonn and Dusseldorf airports.
Update:-Deal has been offered, union members will mull it over and vote on whether to take it or not. Results due in Friday the 13th, February.
Update:-Deal has been offered, union members will vote on whether to take it or not. Results due in Friday the 13th, February.
Security workers meetings to take place February, 5, 2015.
28 January, 2015 Frankfurt flights to Cologne/Bonn and Dusseldorf Airport might be delayed tomorrow, Thursday, 29 January due to airport security strike. Strikes are likely to cause major delays. Get to the airport early and call your airline.
Old Industrial actions for 2015
Hamburg Airport Security Strike
Announced today, 22 January 2015 Hamburg Airport security strike planned for Friday, 23 January 2015 between the hours 11am - 4pm. Get to the airport three hours early.
Couple of industrial actions you should know about.
Stuttgart Airport security strike 15 January, 2015 from 3 am to 10 pm Stuttgart Airport. See Stuttgart Airport Strike page
Lufthansa management has still to make a deal with pilot's union. Expect more strikes, change your airline.
Old industrial actions for 2014
Lufthansa Pilot Strike 2014
Update:-Tuesday 2 December 2014 Lufthansa pilots will strike Thursday, 4 December 2014. Will effect long-hauls 3am to midnight.
Lufthansa Airlines Strike
Sunday 30 November 2014 Strike dates are in:-
Tomorrow unfortunately, you will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward, call them NOW.
Good news, Germanwings and all other subsidiaries will not be affected.
Starts Noon Monday 1 December 2014 (Domestic and medium hauls)
Ends Tuesday 2 December 2014 midnight.
Tuesday 2 December, 2014 early 3 am to midnight.
Lufthansa Cargo will strike same time as long hauls.
(No coincidence, same day as London rail strike and national airline of Portugal, TAP Airlines strike, Belgian rail strikes and German railway DB in strike talks. This is the worst we've seen of European strike action on a single day in several years. German politicians must speed up future new strike laws. German airlines will be forced to give more notice to passengers. This strike notice given on a Sunday, when press and airlines are sleeping and innocent passengers have started their journey has to go)
Easy Travel Report Lufthansa strike page
Friday, 28 November 2014 Negotiations failed between cockpit pilot union and Lufthansa management. Strike threat hanging over Lufthansa Airline and Germanwings passengers again.
Lufthansa site. You should also know German rail unions are in talks. Stay in touch. Follow along with us at Lufthansa strike page.
German Rail Strike
DB Rail Strike
Union GDL workers will strike from:-
2 am Thursday, 6 November 2014
4 am Monday, 10 November, 2014
Millions of passengers will be hit hard. Longest rail strike ever. Long distant trains will be delayed.
Free helpline will be busy 08000 99 66 33
Update:- On Lufthansa pilot's will not strike while negotiations are going on.
National public holiday's - Day of German Unity
Friday, 31 October - Long weekend - Reformation Day
29 October 2014 Nothing on Lufthansa pilots. Just still disgruntled. No strike action planned, yet.
General strike in Morocco this Wednesday, 29 October, 2014. Call your airline if traveling to Morocco. A French general strike is planned for Tuesday, 4 November, 2014. ETR
Friday October 2014 Arrivals light delays today, due to weather.
Lufthansa Pilot Strike 2014
Update Monday, 20 October 2014
Frankfurt:-Long queues today at
terminal 1 Hall B
Passengers transferring formed long queues. 90,000 passengers informed by text and emails. 1,450 flights cancelled. Hotline over loaded. Passengers offered water, snacks, refund or alternative flight. Thousands of hotels were booked and camp beds brought in Local paper Frankfurter
Announced today Sunday 19 October 2014 pilot's will strike tomorrow, long one:-
1 pm Monday 20 October, 2014 till
midnight Tuesday 21 October 2014 (local time)
Short-hauls. If you are flying on a A320, Boeing 737 or Embraer fleet you will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward.
Other strikes planned that might effect flights from Frankfurt International Airport
October:-Moroccan general strike
November:-Several Italian aviation strikes planned 14 November, 2014.
December:- Belgium general strike 15 December 2014 Follow along on our front page Easy Travel Report
German Rail Strike
DB Rail Strike
Has been extended into the holiday week-end.
18 October 2014 Strike started at 2am local time. Only a third of trains running. 30% of region and city lines. Hit hard long distant passenger services.
Strike will end 4am Monday. It will take long distant trains several hours to get back to normal.
Helpline 08000 99 66 33
DB Rail Strike
Wednesday 15 October 2014 starting 2pm and ending 4am Thursday morning. Local times
12 September 2014 German train drivers (GDL Union) are planning to strike on Thursday
2, October, 2014.
Lufthansa German Pilot Strike
Monday 29 September 2014 Lufthansa pilot strike tomorrow from 8am to 11pm. Strike based out of Frankfurt International. Strike will effect all long-hual flights, estimation of 70 - 80 flights.
Most importantly not effected, long- hauls from Munich and Dusseldorf. Chances are your Frankfurt flight will be redirected to/from Munich or Dusseldorf.
Check your ticket if you are flying on an B747, A330, A340 or A380 you will face a change of plans.
Also not effected by industrial action, domestic and European flights. Subsidiaries Brussels Airline, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Swiss Airlines and German Wings.
Lufthansa Pilot Strike
New Strike Information
25 September 2014 Pilot's not happy with negotiations. No strike dates set - yet.
15 September, 2014 Announced late today strike cancelled, that was planned for tomorrow, Lufthansa long hauls.
15 September, 2014 Lufthansa pilot strike tomorrow, Tuesday, 9 am - 5 pm local time. This time it's long hauls to suffer. No long hauls will leave from or to Frankfurt International. Planes involved A380, B747, Airbus types A330 and A340.
Lufthansa Pilot Strike
Update:-Announced today, 9 September, 2014 New pilots strike between 10 am and 6pm, 8 hours. Strike will be based out off Munich Airport tomorrow, no departing Lufthansa flights. Munich International Airport Strike
Announced 4 September 2014 Union www.CVockpit.de will strike tomorrow, Friday,
5 September 2014 from Frankfurt International Airport.
Lufthansa Airlines pilot's will strike from 5 pm - 11 pm affecting short and medium haul flights.
Tough if flying into Frankfurt International with a long - haul looking for a connecting flight. You will need a hotel.
Frankfurt likely to be a shambles tomorrow.
Old Strikes 2014
Thursday, 28 August 2014 First round of strikes are in and Germanwings to take brunt of first strike action. 150 Germanwings flights will be cancelled Friday between 6 am and Noon, local time. Re-book free of charge.
Frankfurt flights will not be affected and Eurowings, AUA, Lufthansa flights as normal. So far nothing in the news regarding a rail strike.
26 August 2014 Lufthansa pilots threaten strike
action again in September. DB Railway will hold
Old industrial actions for 2014
Friday, 4 April 2014
NO MORE STRIKES TILL AFTER EASTER.
Flights will be back to normal by Saturday.
10% of flights leave. 500 flights went by subsidiaries Eurowings:-Condor, Austrian Airlines. Austrian airlines alone took on extra 5,000 passengers. 20,000 domestic passengers take the train a total of 425,000 disrupted total.
Lufthansa employees find hotels for passengers.
Passengers also offered places to sleep at the airport, along with food and drink. Thursday 700 flights alone cancelled out of Frankfurt Airport.
Tuesday, 1 April 2014 Tomorrow, you can find, Lufthansa/Germanwings pilots demonstrating - rally at Gate 21, Frankfurt airport.
30 March 2014 Air traffic control strike in Lebanon, Beirut airport this Tuesday from 10 am to noon. Issue likely to get worse.
GERMAN AIRPORT SECURITY ISSUE HAS NOT BEEN SETTLED YET.
March 25, 2014 Frankfurt International Airport strike has spread to Munich, Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover and Stuttgart airports. Will start early am this Thursday, 27 March 2014 till 2pm. Expect flights to be back to normal by noon Friday. see Fraport (Refresh) 53,000 public civil servant workers are striking. Public transport will also be hit.
March 24 It's day 6 of a cargo strike out of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Aviapartner. Workers threaten it may carry over to passenger service.
23 March 2014 Frankfurt airport workers will strike this Thursday, March 27th. Expect severe delays. Can you change your flight? Workers on strike are baggage handlers, airport security and bus drivers who take to the aircraft.
11 March Heads up if you are flying Frankfurt - Dublin. Irish airport workers to strike on Friday, 14 March 2014 5am - 9am. Knock on effect will delay you. Call your airline. Dublin airport strike 4 March 2014 Ghana air traffic control strike today. Domestic flights only effected. See Ghana Review
Security Issue still not resolved
Update:-22 February 2014 Flights back to normal today, security strike over with. Lufthansa has information up as to how to find your luggage!
Update:-21 February 2014 Lufthansa offer rail voucher The Local Thank your lucky stars you are not at the airport. We've learned Lufthansa bringing cots out for passengers to sleep on. See Hr-online
Frankfurt International Airport Security Strike
Friday 21 February 2014 1am to 10 pm. (more meetings to take place March 5th)
20 February 2014 Here's what Frankfurt International has to say. Travel Advisory: Strike action planned by security staff
Due to strike action planned by security staff for Friday, February 21, flight disruptions and cancellations are likely to occur at Frankfurt Airport. Passengers are advised to check their airline’s website and the traffic reports (e.g., on the radio or teletext) before traveling to the airport and allow extra time for their journey.
Flight information is available on the website of the respective airline or by calling 01806-FRAINFO (01806-3724636 – flat landline rate of €0.20 euro cents per call within Germany) as well as at www.frankfurt-airport.com or via the Frankfurt Airport app.
19 February 2014 Frankfurt - Hann Airport 2,500 passengers daily, airport security strike today, to last 18 hours. Airport will have a contingency plan in place.
More meetings to take place March 5
4 February 2014 Lufthansa/Germanwings 5,400 pilots being balloted for strike action, ballots due in March 21st.
28th January 2014 German air traffic controllers are not striking, but other countries will be. Follow along with us Easy Travel Report
24 January 2014 Update today:- German air traffic controllers will not strike. French have also cancelled industrial actions next week except for the 30th.
24 January Lufthansa looking for a court injunction to cancel German ATC strike.
19 January, 2014 Update:- Good news. Controllers will strike for one hour only, Wednesday, 29 January 0700-0800 UTC
18 January 2014 European air traffic controllers have ganged up for strike action in January. Portugal, Slovakia, Hungary, France see
German air traffic control strike
Will strike on the Thursday, 30th, no times given yet. More details to come.
Old industrial action for 2014
1 January 2014 Are you flying with Lufthansa Airline to Roissy Airport, Paris? Lufthansa Airline should have given you notice of strike action by employees. (Again) Strike is from Friday, 3, January, 2014 4:30 am till Monday January 6th.
December 26, 2013 Bad news if you are flying from Frankfurt to Paris, CDG today. Wildcat strike (again, next time choose a different airline) in French airport. All workers in Lufthansa terminal call in sick. No workers at check in desk. 11 flights cancelled over all today.
Also industrial action taking place with SATA Airlines, two hour flight delays till January 6, 2014.
Old industrial actions
June 28, 2013 Lufthansa passengers look out for the self check in now at Frankfurt and Munich airports. Scan your boarding pass, fix sticker on your luggage. Put luggage on treadmill and don't forget your receipt.
Old industrial Actions
Germany March 20, 2013 Tomorrow German airline Lufthansa baggage handlers will strike, will effect all German airports from 5am - Noon local time. Follow along with us at Lufthansa Strike page.
Last year 2012 industrial actions
10 September Strike now over, flights back to normal. All parties involved in negotiations till mid October.
4 September Frankfurt airport, Germany, more than half of Lufthansa flights cancelled today. Strike has spread to Berlin and Munich airports. 26,000 passengers stranded. 350 flights cancelled across the network. Flight attendants now threaten a
24 hour strike this Friday 7 September.
3 September Flight attendants announce that they will strike tomorrow and will give six hours notice of where and time strike will take place.
1 September 2012 We've learned that some 350 travelers got stranded at Frankfurt airport transit lounge and had to sleep on cots because they had no visa and did not expect to need one. They were given hot food and drinks.
31 August 2012 Germany, thousands of passengers stranded. Long lines at the desks. Passengers given peanuts and water on line. Strike resonated around all German airports. Union state strike was a great success and management should brace them selves for more strike action this week-end.
30 August Frankfurt strike starts tomorrow, Friday, at Frankfurt airport 5am to 1PM lunch time. Some 64 flights cancelled short-hauls and domestic flights.
Long-hauls are good to go.
Germany 28 August 2012 Talks have failed between cabin crew UFO labour union and Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Carrier will not give in on it's restructuring programme. 120,000 jobs are to be cut and 3,500 will be flight attendants.
18,000 flight attendants can strike legally anytime. You will be lucky today to get by with your travel plans. Lufthansa will not make contingency plans public till union gives strike times and dates. We do know that long-hauls will take priority. Company will want expensive airlines back in home bases. Cabin crews do not want to be abandoned in a hotel abroad incurring hotel fees. Union will only pay for X number of days of accommodation. Cabin crews will be informed of details via text and emails.
Lufthansa will be knocking on judges doors to get the open ended strike deemed illegal today.
Other airlines in for a bonanza of business. Christmas comes early and will jump for joy at the extra business. Are probably planning to put on extra flights right now. Airline ticket prices may go up. German government will put on extra trains, rental cars will be hard to find. Hoteliers will be overwhelmed. Book your hotel room at both ends of your trip now, you can always cancel.
17 August 2012 10,500 Flight attendants threatening to strike at Lufthansa Airlines. Flight attendants have voted for industrial action. In meeting this week management to come out with a new proposal.
23 March 2012 Unions and management have made a deal. Your good to go all summer long.
6 March Frankfurt airport workers still at it. Today saw a brief baggage handlers strike from 4:30 AM to 8 AM. so called warning strike. Strikes will continue Wednesday if negotiations fail at tomorrows meeting. No flights were cancelled, management stepped in.
Update for Tuesday. You got lucky. Judge has deemed any strike by air traffic controllers tomorrow would be illegal! Not all golden the airport workers are still on strike, causing delays and cancellations. What's the unions next plan we wonder.
28 Tuesday Frankfurt airport strike action is heating up today. GdF is calling on German air traffic controllers to join in with the strike from tomorrow Wednesday 5 AM - 11 AM. Check back for another update.
27 Monday Frankfurt airport running smoothly today due to the 148 flight cancellations.
26 February Negotiations fail between GdF and Fraport management. Industrial action back on starting tonight Sunday 8 PM till Thursday 1 March 4 AM. Call your carrier or agent.
Update:-Saturday 25 Saturday Frankfurt airport strike back on starting 8 PM Sunday night, going on till 4 AM Thursday 1 March. Departures not expected to be effected.
Friday 24 February Union GdF walk out meeting with no deal made. You are not out of the woods yet. Union must by law give 24 hours notice of any industrial action.
Wednesday 22 February Strike to end with tonight's night shift. Negotiations to start on Thursday morning.
Tuesday 21 February Frankfurt Airport strike is to go on till
10 PM Friday. GdF union has the money to pay it's 200 workers. Today Lufthansa cancelled just under 200 flights.
Airport operator Fraport has been running 75% of it's flights. Not bad, although it's costing them a fortune, estimating a loss of 2 million Euro's per day.
Monday 20 February Frankfurt airport strike is to go till 5 AM Wednesday. Flights are arriving, departing with some delays today. Travelers actually finding luggage when landing.
Sunday 19 February Frankfurt airport tarmac workers back on
strike tomorrow, Monday for 24 hours. Call your airline/travel agent may effect your flight, could possibly be cancelled or re-routed.
Update:-16 February Airport personnel will continue this strike again tomorrow, Friday, from 7 AM to 9 PM UTC. Again delays.
Wednesday Announced today 15 February German air traffic controllers are to strike 2PM - 9 PM GMT tomorrow. Frankfurt airport management state a contingency plan will be in place. Expect severe delays with arrivals and departures. Will take a while to get back to normal routine. Expect some airlines to cancel flights. With German air traffic controllers walking of the job and airport tarmac employees, you will be delayed, bring a book, call the airport before you go. Lufthansa help line the Fraport Communication Center at the number 0 18 05/3 72 46 36 or +49 1805-372 4636.
10 February German aircraft parking employees and German air traffic controllers threaten strike at Frankfurt Airport next week.