December 4, 2023

Airport safety employees at three German airports (Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn & Hamburg) began a two-day strike at the moment (learn extra right here), canceling most, if not all, flights (roughly 700).

The 2-day strike expands to incorporate Stuttgart airport for a day on Friday (April 21, 2023), and airways have already canceled nearly all flights.

The airways are required to rebook affected passengers at their earliest chance, even when this implies shifting them to rival airways. Passengers whose flights are canceled or considerably delayed may also select a refund.

Passengers are additionally eligible for Obligation to Care in case of lengthy delays. This requires airways to supply lodging and meals.

Lufthansa’s Announcement:

On 21. April, the German commerce union ver.di has known as for a strike of the airport safety employees in Stuttgart. Cancellations and delays within the Lufthansa Group flight schedule are anticipated.

Within the occasion of a cancellation, Lufthansa will rebook you freed from cost and normally routinely to a different flight and inform you by way of your cell phone quantity. If you don’t obtain a message from Lufthansa, please examine the present standing of your reserving. Right here you too can regulate the rebooking if required.  Alternatively, you too can use the Lufthansa Chatbot.

In case you have booked by means of a tour operator or journey company, you might also contact the tour operator / journey company the place the reserving was made.

Within the occasion of a cancellation of a home Lufthansa flight (or a Lufthansa flight between Germany and Basel or Salzburg inside two days earlier than departure, you may change your flight ticket right into a ticket with Deutsche Bahn freed from cost. We advocate that you simply make a reservation for this on the Deutsche Bahn web site. Please word that the ticket is simply legitimate on Deutsche Bahn trains on the day of problem and the next day.

In case you have a connecting flight from Frankfurt or Munich, we advocate that you simply enable adequate time for altering from practice to flight when planning your rail journey to the airports.

Please word that unions of the Deutsche Bahn are planning a strike on Friday, 21 April within the morning hours. Substitute transport is not going to be potential throughout this time. Likewise, an elevated quantity of passengers is anticipated within the interval earlier than and after the rail strike.


In case you aren’t in a position to make use of the talked about self-service choices,  please contact our Service Heart at +49 (0) 69-86-799-799*, or one in every of our native Lufthansa telephone numbers.

We ask to your understanding that there could also be longer ready occasions as a result of elevated quantity of calls.


So, three airports are primarily closed for at the moment (Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn & Hamburg) and 4 tomorrow (Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn & Hamburg + Stuttgart), affecting a major variety of passengers.

It’s actually unlucky that there was no decision for the wage raises for these safety staff at German Airports.