After the chaos during check-in at the airports, air travelers again have to show strong nerves: Because the software in a control center of the German air traffic control went on strike, air traffic was disrupted throughout Europe.
According to Fraport, the entire European airspace is affected by disruptions at German air traffic control (DFS) in Langen near Frankfurt. Shortly before, DFS had admitted technical problems that would restrict air traffic over large parts of Germany. The reason is a software problem in the Langen control center, as a spokeswoman for the federal institution explained.
According to the information, a solution is already being worked on. Until then, you can only fly to a limited extent. The Center Langen controls the lower airspace in central Germany with important airports such as Düsseldorf, Cologne and Frankfurt. The area extends from Kassel to Lake Constance and from the French border to Thuringia. Overflights are not affected because they are monitored by controllers in the Center Karlsruhe.
The airport operator announced that there were delays in operations and isolated flight cancellations at Frankfurt Airport. Passengers should allow sufficient time for their arrival and be at the check-in desk as early as possible before departure. In addition, it is recommended to check the flight status in advance.
In the past few weeks, the lack of staff at airports in Germany and other countries has led to chaos in passenger handling.