Germany’s airport security staff to ground flights in nationwide protests (

February 1, 2024

Security staff at some of Germany’s biggest airports, including the global hub Frankfurt, walked off the job on Thursday, grounding flights and piling pain on Europe’s largest economy.

The 24-hour strike, called by labour union Verdi, is the latest in a series of industrial actions that has paralysed the country’s transportation sector in recent weeks.

Almost 200,000 travellers will be affected by over 1,100 flight cancellations or delays, the German airports association ADV estimated on Wednesday as some of Germany’s biggest airports including Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg and Stuttgart said there would be no departures for passengers.

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