On Thursday, February 1st, security staff at German airports will go on strike. As a result, most passenger flights departing from Germany that day will likely be cancelled. This recent labor action comes on the heels of a German rail strike last week.
AIR CARGO CHALLENGES
Lufthansa has advised travelers not to go to the airport and is offering reimbursements or re-bookings for tickets. Cargo-only flights are expected to operate as usual, but staff at security checkpoints will be on strike, potentially affecting some freighters. Freight booked on passenger flights out of Germany will likely be delayed by at least one day.
Cargo booked on airlines that depart from Germany via RFS to their hubs, may not be affected. However, space on these carriers might be limited due to short notice re-bookings.
FURTHER STRIKE ACTIONS
Additional strike action is planned for Friday, February 2nd, affecting public transport throughout Germany. This may cause delays in pick-ups and deliveries due to heavier-than-usual road traffic. Strike action directly impacting airports is not anticipated for that day.
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