Over 134,000 Passengers Stranded As Lufthansa Staff Strike

725 of the 1,160 flights scheduled for the day at Frankfurt Airport were cancelled.

Tens of thousands of passengers have been impacted by the cancellation of more than 1,000 Lufthansa flights as a result of a ground staff strike by the German airline.

Almost all flights from Frankfurt and Munich airports had to be cancelled as a result of the one-day strike, which began at 3.45 am local time (0.145 GMT) on Wednesday.

According to the German news agency dpa, about 134,000 passengers had to alter or scrap their travel plans.

At least 47 connections were cancelled on Tuesday for flights run by other airlines, which are typically supported by Lufthansa ground staff.

A spokesperson for airport operator Fraport reported that 725 of the 1,160 flights scheduled for the day at Frankfurt Airport were cancelled.

At the height of the holiday season, major disruptions and flight delays were also anticipated at the airports in Berlin, Cologne/Bonn, and Düsseldorf.

Because many of the airport counters wouldn’t be staffed, the airline advised impacted passengers not to go there.