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Emirates cancels several flights to and from Dusseldorf

Latest News Dubai 28 Feb 23
Emirates cancels several flights to and from Dusseldorf
Dubai flights: Emirates cancels several flights to and from Dusseldorf.
Event Location
Dubai, Dubai
Start Time
28 February 2023, 12:00 AM
End Time
31 March 2023, 12:00 AM

Upcoming union strikes in Germany have led to the cancelation of scores of flights at Düsseldorf Airport and Cologne/Bonn Airport. Trade union ver.di has announced warning strikes to begin overnight on Sunday through to early Tuesday.

Emirates airline announced the cancellation of flights to and from Dusseldorf on February 27

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EK058 : Dusseldorf to Dubai

Germany Airport's ground staff, represented by the Ver.di labour union plan to strike at Cologne Bonn (CGN) and Dusseldorf (DUS) airports on Feb 27 to demand increased pay. The strike is set to start overnight Feb. 26-27 and finish overnight Feb. 27-28, however exact timings will vary with workers' shift patterns. The union represents ground service staff, public sector officials, and aviation security workers.

The strike will likely lead to processing delays and flight disruptions, including cancellations, at the affected airports. Disruptions could persist after the strike concludes.

Last week, UAE's flagship carriers announced number of cancellation due to the strike. Trips to and from Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich on February 17 was cancelled. Etihad Airways also said the strike has affected its flights to and from Frankfurt and Munich.

Emirates said passengers connecting to Dusseldorf on the impacted flights will not be accepted for travel at the point of origin. The airline expressed regret for the inconvenience caused and said that affected travellers who have booked with travel agents should contact them for alternative travel arrangements.

Passengers who have booked directly with Emirates may contact their local office for rebooking options.

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