Germany. Strikes at four German airports tomorrow
Several German airports will be affected by a walkout by unionized workers. March 17-18. The following terminals will be impacted by the strike:
Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN), Dusseldorf International Airport (DUS), Stuttgart Airport (STR) and Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (FKB)
Eurocontrol confirmed that Overall Capacity will be reduced to 10 percent. Heavy impact expected.
According to airport authorities, the strike will cause serious flight disruptions, such as delays in processing, cancellations, and delays in departure. All flights at Stuttgart have been canceled by the facility’s management for March 17, and operations won’t restart until March 18. On the other hand, Colonia officials claim that due to shift schedules, the walkout will probably result in flight delays starting the night of March 16 and continuing through the evening of March 18; comparable disruptions are possible at other affected airports. Medical and emergency aircraft won’t be impacted by the work stoppage.
Prior to arriving at the affected airports until at least March 18 in the evening, confirm travel status. Check-out shouldn’t happen before your next destination has been verified. Allow additional time to clear passenger processing and airport security procedures.