As I mentioned a few days ago, one of Germany’s largest unions thought it would be wise to call a nationwide strike of public sector workers. To that end, airports will bear the brunt of the work stoppage as aircraft handlers, airport fire safety personnel and a myriad of other staff will strike for most of the day on Wednesday. As it stands now, the strike at Munich will cover the the entire day while Frankfurt will see a work stoppage only through 3p on the 27th. Other main German airports including Dusseldorf, Cologne, Dortmund, and Hannover will also see widespread disruptions. Bremen was selected to be the target of the strike on Tuesday, April 26.
To deal with the disruptions, Lufthansa has published a special timetable for April 26-27 that reflects the cancellation of a substantial number of flights. Passengers impacted by the strike have the option to rebook their flights, or use an alternative method of travel including bus and train (assuming they’re not on strike!). LH has set up a dedicated webpage that addresses the impact of the strike, along with a tool to check if your flight is affected. If you booked your travel through a travel agent, you should contact them directly to assist you.