In more bad news from Frankfurt, it has been announced that the Ground Handler strike will last until at least Friday. Fraport, the airport’s operating authority will continue to use substitute workers to help reduce the impact of the work stoppage. The extension of the strike is set to last until Friday 11:00pm local Frankfurt time.

This will result in continued delays and cancelations, however Long Haul flights are scheduled to operate. The airport is expecting to operate 70-80% of it’s flights. Lufthansa being the largest and busiest airline operating at the airport has suffered the brunt of this work stoppage.

This link will take you to Lufthansa’s listing of canceled flights:
Canceled Lufthansa Flights for February 21

Lufthansa continues to do as much as possible to help affected travelers and is continuing to offer refunds, free rebooking of tickets or the ability to use rail services if travel is within Germany. Hopefully the sides reach agreement soon so that things can return to normal. Hope they know that I am going to be there in May and would like to it to be resolved by then! 🙂

For those reading about this for the first time, the strike is being called by workers who manage aircraft movements into and out of their parking at ramps and gates. The workers are requesting an increase in wages to reflect an increased work load after the opening of a 4th runway at the airport.

To read my previous posts on this topic please click here and here.