Inability to access websites for some German airports

Aircraft landing at Frankfurt International Airport, Germany, November 17, 2022. (Michael Probst/AP Photo)

BERLIN—Internet sites at several German airports were disrupted on Thursday after what appeared to be a hacker attack, German news agency dpa reported.

The disruption did not appear to have a direct impact on the country’s air traffic, the agency said.

Nuremberg Airport in southern Germany reported receiving so many requests that its online site collapsed. The homepages of Düsseldorf and Dortmund airports in the western part of the country were also inaccessible, he said, dpa reported.

In eastern Germany, the website for Erfurt-Weimar Airport has been closed. The airport’s internet provider had checked to see if it was a hacker attack, he reports dpa.

On Wednesday, Frankfurt Airport had to temporarily divert all flights from the country’s busiest airport after problems with airline Lufthansa’s computer systems caused by construction work.