April 19, 2024

The safety employees strikes proceed this week at Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn & Hamburg airports on Thursday and Friday (April 20 – 21, 2023).

Hamburg airport has already introduced that there received’t be flights on these two strike days, and most flights on the different two are seemingly canceled too.

You possibly can entry Lufthansa’s web page for strike data right here.

Observe that this strike impacts all airways working from these three airports. UPDATE: There are 700 flight cancellations on the affected airports on Thursday.

The airways should rebook affected passengers on the earliest alternative and supply Obligation to Care in case of lengthy delays and cancellations (lodging and meals) per EC 261/2004.

Lufthansa’s Announcement:

Within the interval 20 – 21 April, the German commerce union ver.di has referred to as for a strike of the airport safety employees  in Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn and Hamburg. Cancellations and delays within the Lufthansa Group flight schedule to and from these airports are anticipated, these might be introduced in the middle of Wednesday.

Within the occasion of a cancellation, Lufthansa will rebook you freed from cost and often mechanically 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 can too alter the rebooking if required.  Alternatively, you can too use the Lufthansa Chatbot.

In case you booked your flight by a tour operator or journey company, you may additionally 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 trade your flight ticket right into a ticket with Deutsche Bahn freed from cost. We advocate that you just make a reservation for this on the Deutsche Bahn web site. Please observe that the ticket is just legitimate on Deutsche Bahn trains on the day of subject and the next day.

In case you have a connecting flight from Frankfurt or Munich, we advocate that you just permit enough time for altering from prepare to flight when planning your rail journey to the airports.

Please observe that unions of the Deutsche Bahn are planning a strike on Friday, 21 April within the morning hours. Substitute transport won’t be attainable 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 ready to make use of the talked about self-service choices,  please contact our Service Middle at +49 (0) 69-86-799-799*, or one among our native Lufthansa telephone numbers.

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

* Calls from landlines are charged at native charges, costs from the cell networks rely upon the supplier and should fluctuate.


There was strike exercise in Germany this spring amongst safety workers which have considerably affected flight operations from varied airports, typically grounding most flights.