A strike by security staff at Frankfurt Airport has been announced for Tuesday, March 15 2022. Security at Frankfurt Airport is set to be closed tomorrow between 02:00 and 23:00 local time. This 21-hour shutdown will severely hamper the facility’s ability to process departing passengers, to the extent that it will effectively be closed for point-of-origin departures. This means that tomorrow only transit passengers will be able to fly in and out of Frankfurt airport.

The strike activities are expected to cause major disruptions and flight cancellations throughout the day. In particular, the security checkpoints outside the transit area will remain closed throughout the day. Thus, originating passengers departing from Frankfurt will not be able to pass through the legally required security checks and get to their flights. We therefore strongly advise all originating passengers from Frankfurt to avoid coming to the airport. Please contact your airline or travel operator as soon as possible for information on your flight.

We expect that transfer processes for connecting passengers in the transit area will still largely be possible. Nevertheless, also transfer passengers should expect disruptions and delays due to the strike.

Disruption to Train Services to/from Frankfurt Airport
Train services to and from Frankfurt Airport are expected to be disrupted until March 22, due to the closure of the S-Bahn (suburban train) line between the stations Mainz-Bischofsheim and Rüsselsheim. Long-distance and regional trains serving the airport are likely to be affected by delays, diversions or cancellations. A replacement bus service has been provided for commuters between the two stations. Updates (in German) are available on the websites of Deutsche Bahn and the local RMV transport association

Road Access to Terminals 1 and 2
Construction work is underway on the access roads to Frankfurt Airport’s Terminals 1 and 2, leading to diversions and possible traffic congestion (particularly affecting the Arrivals drive-by areas and parking lot P35). If travelling to the airport by car, we strongly recommend taking advantage of our easily accessible terminal parking garages, including for short-term parking.

SkyLine out of service
Please note that the SkyLine will not operate until 20.03.2022 due to construction work. During this period, only the shuttle bus will be available for changing terminals.