Hamburg Airport Strike

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German Flight Attendants Union UFO
Fraport Communications Toll 01 805 372 46 36
 from abroad +49-1805-372 46 36
Lufthansa 01 805-805 805 .14 euro from a landline and from your mobile .42 euro.

Hamburg airport has been dogged by German airport security strikes check before you leave for the airport

​Flights from Hamburg hit by Berlin airport strike

3 June, 2018 Early this morning Hamburg Airport had a huge power failure. Air traffic control not effected, but baggage handling is.

Update:-Tuesday 14 March 2017 Yesterday 460 departures got chopped at Berlin Tegel Airport, Schoenefeld 143. Union behind strike action ver.di likely not to announce future strikes in advance blaming strike-breakers from yesterday. Ryanair had brought in own ground workers. Union did however state no further strikes before the end of the weekend. 
This leaves everyone wondering about travel on Monday the 20th.

Update:-13 March 2017 Baggage handlers back on strike today in Berlin airport, 25 hour strike. Monday 4am till 5am Tuesday. Union and management a mile apart on any agreement soon. As usual you know what to do. No luggage, get to airport early, call airport to see if you are leaving, although this maybe unreliable.
Also follow along

Sunday February 12, 2017 Bad air airport evacuated

​​​Berlin Airport Strikes
Two thousand Ground Handlers Strike
Tegel Airport Strike
Schonefeld Airport Strike

Announced today, Tuesday February 7.
Expect severe disruption, possible flight cancellations, tomorrow, Wednesday, 8 February 2017. Strike hours, between 5am and 11am (local time). This will effect flights to and from Hamburg Airport to Berlin.
More talks planned for Friday, February 10th. This is considered a warning strike causing huge uncertainty.
Berlin airports
Air Berlin
Stay in close contact with your airline, before you travel to your airport. 
We will be updating. 

Old strikes that effected Hamburg Airport in 2016. You should know Lufthansa pilot issue is still not resolved - February 2017.

Eurowings strike today Tuesday 22 November from 5am - 8pm in Dusseldorf and Hamburg airports

​November 22, 2016 As you know Lufthansa pilot’s have called for 24 hour strike action tomorrow and Hamburg Airport will be affected in some shape or form. Lufthansa lawyers will be in court this afternoon fighting for you trying to get strike cancelled. Follow along with us at Lufthansa pilot strike and for other travel strikes that may effect you

German Airport Strike
Announced today, Friday 22 April, 2016 workers at Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, cologne-Bonn, Dortmund and Hanover airports will strike Wednesday, 27 April, 2016. 

Carefully orchestrated strike times.
Striking workers from Verdi union will include, ground handlers, check in staff, engineers and air traffic controllers, fire department.

Strike notice states

Frankfurt Airport Strike:-Start of shift till 3pm. Firemen striking at 8am. That would suggests airport will be closed. Demonstrations around Frankfurt Airport are planned - i.e. roads locked to terminals.

Munich Airport Strike:- All workers through out the day. New terminal open today.

Cologne/Bonn Airport Strike:-Firemen and baggage handlers plus other ground workers 00:00 - 24:00.

Dusseldorf Airport:-3am to 2pm Terminal services, bus services amongst others.

Dortmund Airport:-Ground services from the start of shift.

Hannover-Langenhagen Airport:-4:30 am - 3 pm ground handlers, admin and technology.. (is this the air traffic control?)

We will update as the news comes in Do email us any tips.

More talks planned 28 and 29 April, 2016. 

This strike may effect local public transport workers, check your rail or bus driver is working.


Verdi union is looking for a 6% pay raise for it’s union members.

Likely to be the first of many strikes through out the summer. Change your flight for the day before perhaps. You will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. 

Pay attention to the news as German journalists threaten strike action. No date set, but you can play your cards that it will likely coincide with a transportation strike.

Knock-on effect - will cause domino effect around the network worldwide. 
Are you coming from a non EU country? Don’t get stuck in German international arrivals terminal, have a German visa so you can stay in a hotel instead of a cot in the terminal.

Ce la vie strikes from 2015
Lufthansa Airline Strike

Another update for today, Monday 7 September, 2015 This time it effects Wednesday's flights, 9 September 2015. Strike will involve short hauls and medium hauls leaving from Germany only.

7 September 2015 Lufthansa pilots strike tomorrow starting 8am and going on till midnight. This time around it only involves long-haul flights.
follow along with us
Lufthansa Airlines has a notice up
Other strike news you might want to know about Spanish baggage handler strike, Brussels taxi strike and Italian air traffic control strike

Old strikes for 2015
20 July 2015 Hamburg airport had a baggage systems failure today. Passengers had to leave without luggage.
Perhaps you need to know Spanish air traffic control strike is planned for this week-end.

4 May 2015 This week you will be flying into a German rail strike.

​​​          Lufthansa Airline Strike
Update:-Thursday 19 March, 2015 Soldier on Lufthansa passengers. Pilots announce new strike for Saturday, again 00.01 - 23:59, likely to continue Sunday. Eurowings Germanwings not affected - yet. You can feel it, on the hairs at the back of your neck can't you.

​Update:-Wednesday evening 18 March - Unfortunately another strike has been added.
Lufthansa European and domestic flights.
Friday the 20th - hours 00.01 - 23:59
As per recents strike actions will not involve Eurowings and Germanwings.
Week-end passengers must be getting nervous.. Double whammy with the Italian air traffic control strike going on Friday.

Update:-Tuesday 17 March, 2015 Unfortunately strike has been extended to Thursday. Again 24 hours long and it will hit the long-hauls and cargo flights. Follow along with us Lufthansa strike page
Lufthansa Airline pilot strike will effect short and medium haul flights only.
Strike to start Wednesday 18 March 2015 at 00.01 till 11:59pm. Thousands of passengers to be displaced. Call them.
German Wings and Euro wings not affected. Pilot’s threaten to expand strike. On Friday this week Italian air traffic control strike.
GermanWings Strike - 48 hours
Pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) calls its members in German Wings to strike. Strike starts:-
Wednesday night, 11, February, midnight till Friday, the 13th February, 23:59. Local times. Lufthansa will comment tomorrow, Wednesday. 
Going to Tunisia? Same day as Tunisair strike and demonstrations in Paris Orly and Charles de Gaulle Airports see our front page Easy Travel Report 
​Friday, 13th, is the day that votes are due in for airport security workers out of North Rhine-Westphalia - Cologne/Bonn and Dusseldorf airports. They are deciding whether or not to take a new wage offer.

Hamburg Airport Security Strikes
German Airport Security Strike

German Airport Security Strike
Hamburg, Stuttgart and Hannover Airports security strike
​Update:-February 9, 2015 Security strike in full swing, security checks build up, queues up to five hours. Police end up closing doors to departure halls at Hamburg airport for two hours at both terminals. Airport opened at 9am again. Airport spokesman called the situation "catastrophic" if you have a Twitter account see Hamburg Airport's account. Passengers have little chance of catching planes. Hannover reports no delays. Stuttgart one to two hour delay.

Sunday, February 8, 2015 Verdi union calls security workers, checkin at Hamburg Airport to strike for 24 hours tomorrow, Monday February 8, 2015. Strike will start at midnight tonight. Airport checkin will be extremely disrupted including the Fast Lane. 203 departures and arrivals are scheduled tomorrow - 40,000 passengers. Call your airline, chances are your flight will be delayed, brought forward or canceled. Hannover and Stuttgart airports will strike in tandem. Get to the airport early, be prepared for a long wait. Possible roadworks? Bring antacids.

Hamburg International Airport
Verdi in North Rhine-Westphalia are mulling over a union deal, which is Cologne/Bonn and Dusseldorf airports security workers. Decision to be made on Friday the 13th.
Update:-Tentative, deal has been offered, union members will vote on whether to take it or not. Results due in Friday the 13th, February. 
Update:-28 January 2014 Tomorrow, Dusseldorf and Cologne/Bonn airports will have an airport security workers strike. Chances are flights from and to Hamburg will be delayed.
Update 27 January 2015 :-Per Verdi more meetings to take place  11 February. Colongne/Bonn have seen various types of security workers striking today and yesterday with minimal delays for passengers.

Update:-In this four hour strike 53 flights left and 4 were cancelled. 
Announced today, 22 January 2015 Hamburg Airport security strike planned for Friday, 23 January 2015 between the hours 11am - 4pm. Get to the airport three hours early. Call your airline your flight could be brought forward, delayed or cancelled. Verdi union announcement. Hamburg Airport.
7 December 2014 Are you taking a Brussels airlines flight this month? If so your flight is likely to be cancelled, brought forward or delayed
see Easy Travel Report

Lufthansa Airlines Strike
Sunday 30 November 2014 Strike dates are in:-
Tomorrow unfortunately, you will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward, call them NOW.
Good news, Germanwings and all other subsidiaries will not be affected.

Starts Noon Monday 1 December 2014 (Domestic and medium hauls)
Ends Tuesday 2 December 2014 midnight.
Long Hauls
Tuesday 2 December, 2014 early 3 am to midnight.
Lufthansa Cargo will strike same time as long hauls. 
(No coincidence, same day as London rail strike and national airline of Portugal, TAP Airlines strike and Belgian rail strikes. This is the worst we've seen of European strike action on a single day in several years. German politicians must speed up future new strike laws. German airlines will be forced to give more notice to passengers. This strike notice given on a Sunday, when press and airlines are sleeping and innocent passengers have started their journey has to go)
Easy Travel Report Lufthansa strike page
  German Rail Strike
DB Rail Strike
Union GDL workers will strike from:-
2 am Thursday, 6 November 2014 
4 am Monday, 10 November, 2014
Millions of passengers will be hit hard. Longest rail strike ever. Long distant trains will be delayed.
Free helpline will be busy 08000 99 66 33

4 November 2014 Lufthansa pilots still in negotiations.

Sunday 2 November 2014 expect delays of an hour with ICE trains.

Lufthansa Pilot Strike 2014
Back again
Announced today Sunday 19 October 2014 pilot's will strike tomorrow, long one:-
1 pm Monday 20 October, 2014 till
midnight Tuesday 21 October 2014 (local time)
Short-hauls. If you are flying on a A320, Boeing 737 or Embraer fleet you will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Call them. Lufthansa strike

Other strikes you might need to know.
TAP Airlines and EasyJet strikes
Italian aviation strikes 14 November, Morocco and Belgium plan general strikes see ETR 

Old strikes 2014
Expect DB to be back with another strike
DB Rail Strike
German train strike
Has been extended into the holiday week-end.
18 October 2014 Strike started at 2am local time. Only a third of trains running. 30% of region and city lines. Hit hard long distant passenger services.
Strike will end 4am Monday. It will take long distant trains several hours to get back to normal.
Helpline 08000 99 66 33
Wednesday 15 October 2014 starting 2pm and ending 4am Thursday morning. Local times
​Germanwings Strike
15 October 2014 Lufthansa strike, subsidiary airline Germanwings will strike from, local time, 12 hours in length, noon tomorrow, Thursday, 16 October, 2014 till midnight. (GMT 10am to 10pm)
5 September 2014 Lufthansa airline strike today by pilots. Strike will be based out of Frankfurt International from 5 - 11pm. 5 flights Munich to Frankfurt will be grounded, some 750 passengers. 
Lufthansa Strike
Update:-Friday, 28 March, 2014 German pilots announce strike 2 - 4 April. Germanwings and Lufthansa strike
Lebanon Beirut Airport Strike by air traffic controllers Tuesday, 1st April, 10 am - Noon.
​Update:-26 March 2014 
Hamburg airport have a notice up that International flights will not be affected. 
"Ver.di warning strike at all major German Airports
Only domestic flights affected from Hamburg
No major strike activities expected at Hamburg Airport

The Ver.di trade union has announced a warning strike for this Thursday, 27 March, 2014, at all major German airports.

Hamburg Airport current expects no significant affect on its own flight operations.

Disruptionis to be expected for domestic German flights where the destination airport is affected by the strike activities. Lufthansa has already announced the cancellation of all flights between Frankfurt and Hamburg until 2pm."

Update:-25 March 2014 Email sent out by Verdi union at 7:30am today. Civil Servants strike, 53,000 workers. Airport workers strike has now spread to Munich Airport, Cologne/Bonn Airport, Dusseldorf Airport, Hamburg Airport, Stuttgart and Hannover Airports. Strike is Thursday, 27 March, 2014.
Strike will start early am and go till 2pm. Call your airline. Despicable. Germany has to change these laws.
​Air traffic will not be back to normal till Friday afternoon. (Will Lufthansa pilots call strike for this week-end? Pulling a double whammy?) Public transport workers across the country are also joining in. 
Fraport (refresh)

​23 March 2014 Frankfurt airport workers to strike this Thursday, March 27th. Expect severe delays. Can you change your flight?


​  Lufthansa Germanwings Pilot Strike
Lufthansa strike page
Update:-23 March 2014 As expected Lufthansa pilots vote for strike action after two years of negotiations. Lufthansa pilots promise to give 48 hours notice of strike action. Shocking yes, but they don't have to. Make sure you have a plan B. In the past it's been hard to find a hotel room or car rental and not just in Germany. Make sure you have a German visa so you can leave international arrivals for a hotel, rather than sleep on a cot in no man's land. Perhaps book a hotel at both ends of your trip and cancel on the day. We will be updating as the news comes.
Expect Swiss Air, Air France, EasyJet, Tuifly, Air Berlin and British Airways to put on extra planes to catch windfall of new passengers. German railways  Deutsche Bahn will also put on extra rail cars if given enough warning. 
Old industrial actions for this year 2014. Perhaps issues are still not resolved.
20 February 2014 Tomorrow, chances are you will be delayed tomorrow if you are flying into Frankfurt Airport. 20 February 2014 Tomorrow, chances are you will be delayed tomorrow if you are flying into Frankfurt Airport.  
Frankfurt airport security strike 1am to 10pm.

4 February 2014 Lufthansa/Germanwings 5,400 pilots being balloted for strike action, ballots due in March 21st. Follow along with us Lufthansa Strike
Old issues for 2014 Already!
18 January 2014 European air traffic control strike being planned for the end of January. You will be delayed, brought forward or even cancelled. German air traffic control will strike 29th January for one hour only. Call your airline. Follow along with us 
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Last years industrial actions
5 December, 2013 Hamburg Airport today
Flights being diverted due to handling  shortages. Hamburg under threat from Xavier storm system, bracing for 2 meter storm surge.           

 Lufthansa Airline Strike
Saturday, April 20 Hamburg Airport hit by strikes. Lufthansa airline strike Monday, April 22. Flights will be cancelled and perhaps bought forward or delayed till Tuesday. Follow along with us at Lufthansa strike page  Two other air strikes  SATA airlines strike and Israeli air strikes.
Friday, 19 April 2013 Lufthansa airline strike, 24 hours, Monday, 22 April, 2013. Long-hauls should leave, will effect domestic and European flights.Airline will announce cancellations on Saturday evening. Involves Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Hannover, Dusseldorf and Cologne/Bonn Airports. Berlin Airport will strike in the morning till 2:30pm. Website will also be closed.
20 March 2013 Tomorrow German baggage handlers for Lufthansa airlines will strike from 5am - Noon local time. Lufthansa airline strike
March 14 Here we go again. German airport security strike again starting tomorrow Cologne/Bonn airport and at Dusseldorf airport. Will last all day, expect hundreds of flights to be cancelled. More flier aggravation
next week, Tunisian airports will be closed due to strike. TAP Airline strike 21, 22 and 23 March. Possible UK customs strike.

Old strike info
Friday, February 22, 2013 German airport security workers walked off the job again yesterday at Dusseldorf and Cologne Bonn airports. Strikes started at 3:30 am and went till 10am, in that short time, Cologne Bonn cancelled some 13 flights and 8 arrivals were cancelled. Dusseldorf 72 flights were cancelled, 136,000 passengers. 
Hopefully week-end won't be interrupted.
February 20, 2013 Long lines at the one security terminal open. Some 100 flights cancelled from Hamburg today.
Back again German Airport Security workers strike, Hamburg Airport, tomorrow Wednesday, February 20 starting 3:45 am and lasting till 11PM. Leave early to get past security. Call your airline, likely to effect AirBerlin and Lufthansa flights.
Friday, February 15, 2013 Unexpected today at 4 am Cologne - Bonn security workers never showed up for work. Strike likely to go on all day. Added to this the confusion of flight delays from yesterdays's strike. You, as planned by Verdi union are perhaps stranded for a second day. Possibly even another day by the time Cologne airport finishes back up of flights on Saturday. Whose to say what antics union pulls for Saturday morning.
Back again, Happy Valentine Day.
German airport security strike, tomorrow, at Dusseldorf and Hamburg airports. Starting 3am and will go on all day. Some 103 flights to be cancelled or delayed, 17,000 passengers. List of Lufthansa flights cancelled from Hamburg Airport and Air Berlin site
Strike will have a roll over effect on Friday. Cologne Bonn 230 workers don't show for work on Friday, 15 Feb from 4am, again likely to go on all day.
Last strike January info
See Hamburg Airport press release 

Update:-Sunday 20 January Management now in talks with union. Some 12,000 delayed or cancelled last Friday. Some passengers ended up in complimentary hotels others stuck in international arrivals on cots.

Friday, 18 January Security issue back in the news today. Hamburg Airport security workers never showed up for shifts today. Only one of the 20 security isles working. Airport telling passengers to be prepared to miss flight or have it cancelled. A foot of snow has also caused cancellations across Germany today adding to the mix. Security earn 11.80 euros ($15.73) and want a raise to 14.50 euros. Call airport before you leave the house. Lufthansa flights(Lufthansa website down!) hit especially bad, strike will last from 4am to 11pm.
16 September 2012 This time Hamburg airport is under strike threat from Ireland. Monday 1 October
Irish airport workers at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airport will have two hour rolling strikes all day. Aer Lingus is joining in. Call them your flight may be cancelled or delayed.
5 September 2012 Yes indeed, flight attendants will strike for 24 hours starting Thursday, tomorrow, 10 PM till 10PM Friday. Little of any flights will fly. They will still pass you on to another airline or worse comes to worse a train. Swiss airlines putting on larger aircraft.

4 September Lufthansa flight attendant strike today at Munich, Frankfurt and Berlin Tegel airports. Some 26,000 passengers stranded and 350 flights cancelled across the network. 
Heads up:-Flight attendants may strike this Friday for a 24 hour stretch.

18 August 2012 Lufthansa Airlines flight attendants have voted for strike action. Management to up an offer this week. Flight attendants union threaten strike Tuesday, 28 August if no deal made. Hope this links help you out. We will update this page.

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