Hundreds more flights are likely to be cancelled from Frankfurt airport in the second day of strike action by ground workers.

More than 150 flights were affected yesterday as industrial action hit from 3pm until 10pm local time.

A further walk-out is planned for today between 8am and 10pm which is likely to affect at least half of the 1,300 daily take offs and landings at Europe’s third-busiest airport.

Lufthansa cancelled more than 100 flights within Europe on Thursday and expected a further 250 short- and medium-haul services to be grounded today.

The GdF union is engaged in a dispute with airport operator Fraport over pay and working conditions for some 200 ground workers.

A message on the airport’s website said: “Due to the strike flight cancellations and disruptions might occur at Frankfurt airport.

“Passengers are kindly requested to contact their airline or tour operator for the latest information before flying and to keep informed via the media.”