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Lufthansa Strike

Deutsche Lufthansa AG will cancel at least 414 flights due to a strike on Tuesday by security staff at eight German airports, including the airline’s hubs in Frankfurt and Munich.

The cancellations include 386 flights within Europe and 28 intercontinental services, Lufthansa said on Monday. Airport-security workers in Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Hanover, Bremen, Dresden, Leipzig/Halle and Erfurt plan to walk out from 2 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday as the Ver.di union pushes for higher wages.

“Because employers have shown no willingness to make a better offer, the extension of warning strikes has become necessary,” Ver.di board member Ute Kittel said in a statement on Monday. Talks are due to start again on Jan. 23.

This article was written by William Wilkes from Bloomberg and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

Link: https://skift.com/2019/01/14/lufthansa-cancels-flights-as-airport-security-staff-plan-strike/

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Paris Updates Dec 8th 2018

Some Parisian sites may be closed today (Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Garnier Opera House, Orsay Museum etc..) as well as the shops on the Champs Elysées Avenue. We highly recommend you to visit open spaces such as Montmartre, Luxembourg garden, Latin and Marais districts to make the most of the French Capital.

For more info: please click on the link: https://pro.parisinfo.com/actualites/actualite-touristique/Point-sur-le-mouvement-social-en-cours-%C3%A0-Paris/infos-pratiques#

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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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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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Strikes in France

Further strikes by Air France staff after unions announced 2 more days of industrial action. April 3 and 7 in response to an ongoing dispute over wages. Link: https://www.thelocal.fr/20180326/air-france-staff-announce-two-more-days-of-strike

Air France will cancel 24 percent of its flights on Fri, March 30 due to the strike of the companys personnel, who demand a six-percent pay increase. Link: https://sputniknews.com/europe/201803291063034946-air-france-strike/

UPDATE: Series of rolling two-day strikes of rail workers from April 3 until June 28. It will cause hundreds of cancellations each day on a wide range of trains. Link: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/french-trains-strike-sncf-eurostar-president-macron-labour-reform-a8265876.html

 

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