Germany Transportation Strike: Nearly All German Airports To Be Closed

Germany Transportation Strike: Nearly All German Airports To Be Closed

Germany is bracing for a current nationwide transportation strike that will further intensify as most of the airports will be closed as well as train travel will also be impacted tomorrow, March 27, 2023.

Germany Bracing For Trade Union Ver.di Strike

This weekend and tomorrow, Germany will face mas delays and cancellations due to a trade union strike. This strike will affect most airlines as well as train services as ground staff and security personnel from all over the airport and railway services will be joining.

This is due to the trade union seeking a salary increase of up to 12% while the government is only offering a 5% increase. The disagreement between the two has put the union on a strike that will be causing a massive impact on transportation operations.

Munich Airport (MUC) is already closed since Saturday and passengers traveling to or from Munich on these two days are strongly advised to contact their airline and avoid traveling to the airport.

Based on an announcement from Munich Airport:

For Sunday, 737 takeoffs and landings were scheduled at Munich Airport. A total of 772 aircraft movements were planned for Monday. Around 200,000 passengers are expected to be affected by the two-day strike.

In total, it is estimated that around 400,000 passengers will be affected during the strike.

Frankfurt Airport Will Suspend Operations On Monday

On Monday, March 27, 2023, the trade union ver.di called for a one-day strike at several German airports and this will pretty much shut down the operations for most flights.

Frankfurt Airport also made an announcement:

Due to a strike by Germany’s VER.DI union, operations at Frankfurt Airport will be heavily disrupted throughout the day on 27 March. Passengers are strongly advised to refrain from traveling to the airport. Connecting flights from FRA will also be affected by the strike.

If you are flying on Lufthansa Group, you can monitor the situation here. For all other airlines, you can check with the airline representatives or customer service centers to re-accommodate flights and hotels.


Germany’s nationwide airports and rail services will be halted on Monday, March 27, 2023, due to a trade union strike. And for a one-time strike, the long-range railway services by Deutsche Bahn will also suspend operation.

If you have flights this weekend or tomorrow, I strongly advise you to check your schedule as this causes an immense backlog which will take days for you to reach your destinations.

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