The strike by security staff at 11 airports in Germany, including Frankfurt, will cause the cancellation or delay of 1,100 flights and affect some 200,000 passengers on Thursday, according to data from the airport association ADV, shared by the DPA news agency.
The eleven airports affected by the stoppage called by the Verdi union will be: Frankfurt, Hamburg, Bremen, Berlin, Berlin, Leipzig, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Hanover, Stuttgart, Erfurt and Dresden.
Several airports, such as Berlin, Hamburg and Stuttgart, will cancel all flights, while Düsseldorf and Cologne will maintain some operations.
In the case of Frankfurt, the airline Lufthansa is maintaining most long-haul flights and shuttle flights for transfer passengers will also be offered. However, it has been warned that there may be longer waiting times in the transit area.
Lufthansa is offering customers changes to their tickets in anticipation of cancellations or delays in Germany. The airline has asked passengers planning to fly on Thursday not to go to the airports and to arrange to change their tickets, as it will not be possible to board because there will be no staff to carry out security checks on passengers and baggage.
Sin embargo, las terminales de Múnich y Núremberg no se verán afectadas por la huelga, ya que en ellas trabajan empleados del sector público cubiertos por un contrato sindical diferente.