Mar 23, 2023
Frankfurt Airport Warns of Disruption Next Week Amid Strike
(Bloomberg) -- Frankfurt Airport said it won’t be able to provide regular service on March 27 as workers stage a one-day strike at Germany’s biggest aviation hub, adding to disruptions that have hobbled the European travel market for months amid persistent pay disputes.
The airport warned of “massive disruption” of air traffic, saying that “all tasks that enable full flight operations are suspended due to the strike” on the day, according to a statement. Passengers, including those changing at Frankfurt airport, should avoid travel to the hub on the day, airport operator Fraport said in the release.
Strikes have rippled through the aviation industry for months as workers in areas like baggage handling and security services seek higher wages amid a cost-of-living squeeze. The dispute hits the industry ahead of the peak travel period, with Easter approaching and travelers returning in droves after years of Covid restrictions.
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