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Bali, Mt Agung erupts again

Mt Agung erupts again, forcing airport closure and flight cancellations

Mount Agung in Bali erupted and emitted smoke up to 23,000m above its peak yesterday, triggering events leading up to a slew of flight cancellations beginning last night.

Link: https://www.ttgasia.com/2018/06/29/mt-agung-erupts-again-forcing-airport-closure-and-flight-cancellations/

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Editor’s Note

A few weeks ago, AccorHotels gained quite a bit of attention when it confirmed it had an interest in potentially buying the French government’s stake in Air France-KLM. Some people wondered if CEO Sebastien Bazin’s frenetic M&A strategy had finally gone off the rails.

The truth is Bazin is having Accor take a look at all kinds of investments, making it one of the more interesting companies in hospitality, if not all of travel, to watch these days. Senior Hospitality Editor Deanna Ting sat down in early June with Guarav Bhushan, the Accor executive overseeing all this M&A strategy, to make some sense of what can seem like an unfocused, scattershot approach to deals. Once you read her story, we’re sure you’ll have a better grasp of what Accor is trying to do, and realize that it is no longer a “sleeping giant.”

— Tom Lowry, Managing Editor

Link: http://info.skift.com/accors-dealmaking-strategy-travelport-embraces-blockchain-icelands-overtourism-plan?ecid=ACsprvsaM-Cw_SgVsnUm7q6Nz48NQYTQaF8_MhMBxVxsOtgAOJseZRDvFcZS2z6NYs7IH8KLJoOu&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=63958561&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_KxjL_XUTubSJPihBBfYBYZ7-dcQgeIQx_C7Krk6xEK0YWzi51GquFRhyqxYrhqGSi3JaZQKs2uYjF8fcKtVdwFrGxgQ&_hsmi=63958561

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Air France Strike 22 May

STRIKE – Public-sector workers have called their own day of strikes and demonstrations on May 22 to denounce salaries that are failing to keep up with inflation.
STRIKE – UPDATE- Frances air traffic controllers will strike on May 22. The strike is expected to cause disruption, but impact on flight schedules is not yet known.
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Airline Action Plans on Thursday April 12th

1). Kuwait Airways, the country’s national carrier, has announced it will cease all flights to Beirut starting Thur Apr 12, over serious security warnings.

Link: https://www.rt.com/news/423876-kuwait-suspends-flights-lebanon-syria-strike/

2). Middle East Airlines, national flag-carrier airline of Lebanon, will temporarily halt flights over Syria until Apr 13, as fears mount of a possible US strike.

 

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Europe air traffic control agency warns airlines about possible air strikes into Syria

Air traffic control agency Eurocontrol has warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours.

Eurocontrol said that air-to-ground and/or cruise missiles could be used within that period and there was a possibility of intermittent disruption of radio navigation equipment.

Link: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-11/airlines-warned-about-possible-air-strikes-into-syria/9640132

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Air France Strike

Air France unions called for a new round of strikes on April 17, 18, 23 and 24 after management again refused to consider their requests for higher wages.

Link: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-air-france-klm-strikes/air-france-unions-call-for-new-round-of-strikes-in-april-idUKKCN1HB2F4?rpc=401

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