NEW DELHI: If you are flying through
, be prepared for major flight disruptions due to a strike at the airport security staff there.
The Lufthansa website on Sunday night said: “Due to a strike by the security staff at the airport, Lufthansa Group flights to and from Frankfurt will be considerably impaired Tuesday, January, 15. Please inform yourself about the status of your flight. A special feature, however, applies to passengers who want to start their flight in Frankfurt on Tuesday. According to the airport operator, security checks outside the transit area are not occupied. If you start your journey in Frankfurt, you will not be able to reach your flight during the entire strike period. Lufthansa therefore asks you not to go to the airport and instead, if you have not yet done so, to use rebooking options. In the chapters below you will find options for rebooking.”
The mega German airline had a few days back also warned of disruptions on January 15. “The
Verdi has called for a comprehensive strike by security personnel at
.. on Tuesday, January 15. As a result, a considerable amount of disruptions are to be expected regarding flight operations to and from Frankfurt Airport.”
“More detailed information for Lufthansa passengers is available at www.lufthansa.com. Passengers with a Lufthansa flight departing from Frankfurt can immediately change their flights free of charge to a date between 11 and 20 January. Passengers who are planning to start their journey from Frankfurt Airport this coming Tuesday should take particular note of the situation. According to the airport operator, the security checks outside the transit area will not be staffed.
Therefore, passengers who are supposed to begin their journey in Frankfurt will not be able to reach their flight during the entire strike period as they will not be able to go through a security check. Lufthansa is therefore asking these guests not to go to the airport during that time, but instead to use rebooking options online at www.lufthansa.com or the Lufthansa App to rebook their flights accordingly. This explicitly does not apply to transit passengers changing flights at Frankfurt Airport, but only those who are starting their journey there,” Lufthansa had said in a statement earlier.