Germany Air Staff Strike Alert

Updated on 8 October 2019





The Situation:

Due to 24-hour strike involving cleaning staff beginning at 06:00 (local time) on Tuesday 8

October. Flights are not allowed to take off until the aircrafts are clean. Because of this,

flight delays and cancellations are expected throughout the country from 8-10 October.


Airports immediately affected are:

  • Münster Osnabrück International Airport (FMO)

  • Frankfurt International Airport (FRA),

  • Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)

  • Munich Airport (MUC)

  • Dusseldorf International Airport (DUS),

  • Stuttgart Airport (STR)

  • Hanover Airport (HAJ).

Other airports not listed have the potential to be impacted as well.


Possible Effects:

  • Possible protests or demonstrations at airports

  • Traffic delays due to strikes, demonstrations, etc.

  • Blocked roads due to demonstrations

  • Delayed or cancelled flights


Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Avoid all protests and demonstration, which have the possibility of turning violent

  • Check with airport to confirm flight status before departure

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Monitor local media and news for updates

  • Enroll in a Safe Traveler Program (STEP) to receive alerts from your preferred embassy


DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.

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