The three-day strike has caused some 3,800 flight cancellations and could cost the company as much as 80 million euros.
Passengers affected won’t be surprised, but the announcement by Lufthansa that the airline group was forced to cancel 18,000 flights up to the end of August shows the headwinds the aviation industry has faced this year.
The Frankfurt skyline and the documenta international art exhibition are cultural beacons, but Hessen is also home to the Brothers Grimm, whose folk and fairy tales went around the world.
Ryanair passengers are suffering travel disruptions as German pilots and cabin crew have launched a 24-hour strike over better pay and conditions. The Irish low-cost carrier also faces an autumn of discontent elsewhere.
Some 30,000 European passengers will be impacted by Ryanair pilot and cabin crew strikes on Friday. The German pilots' union said it will participate in the walkout with 1,000 German cabin crew members set to join them.
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