Six German airports including Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Dortmund and Hannover will be affected if the strike by German public services trade union Verdi moved forward on Wednesday, April 27. Frankfurt Airport will be affected from early morning until 3 p.m. local time, including ground-services, check-in, maintenance areas and also fire services (from 8 a.m.). Frankfurt Airport said on its website that the public sector strike across Germany will cause “major disruptions and flight cancellations.”
Munich Airport expects to be affected the entire day in all areas of airport operations. The airport confirmed it also expects major interruptions at check-in services and flight operations. Cologne Airport ground workers will strike for 24 hours starting from midnight. Düsseldorf Airport workers are setting strike actions from between 3 a.m. until 2 p.m., including administration, terminal and bus services. Dortmund Airport said ground services will be affected from shift start on Wednesday; Hannover Airport will experience strike action from 4:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.