Düsseldorf International Airport Image Credit: Agency

Dubai: Hundreds of UAE travellers flying out today are facing delays, as airlines cancelled flights due to the strikes staged by security personnel at various airports in Germany.

Passengers of at least two flights operated by Emirates Airline who were scheduled to travel to the European state on Thursday were informed that their trips had been cancelled.

More than 640 out of 1,054 flights in Germany were halted as workers at three major airports in Duesseldorf, Cologne and Stuttgart went on strike, affecting more than 100,000 passengers.

Customers who were supposed to depart for Dusseldorf from Dubai at 2:30pm today on board EK056 were told that their flight will leave tomorrow, January 11, at 12.05am.

That’s a delay of more than 10 hours.

The second Dusseldorf-bound flight, EK058, which was originally scheduled to depart at 8:45pm, was also moved to Friday, 11am.

“Due to a strike by security staff at Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) and night flying restrictions at the airport, Emirates flight EK058 operating from Dusseldorf to Dubai on January 10 will be delayed by 14 hours," an Emirates spoksperson said at past 4pm.

"Emirates apologises for any inconvenience.” 

“Customers are being rebooked to their final destination and will receive the updated itinerary shortly.”