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Lufthansa Union Strike 2024: What You Need to Know

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If you're planning to fly with Lufthansa early February 2024, you might want to double check whether your flight is still on schedule.

Major disruptions are set to affect Lufthansa’s schedules towards the end of the first week of February 2024. According to the Ver.di Union they are calling on 25,000 ground employees working for Lufthansa to walk out. This walkout is set to take place for around 27 hours from early on Wednesday 7th February. This union strike walk-out is applicable all across Lufthansa at Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin and Dusseldorf.

The airline advises travellers to be cautious of their flight schedules as the staff are set to go on strike. The Lufthansa strikes come as part of a wave of industrial action across Germany’s transport sector so far this year. Just last week, there was a call for a one-day strike for all security workers across the major airports in the country.

The union strikes started after Ver.di sought a pay rise of 12.5 per cent, or at least an extra €500 per month, for ground employees at Lufthansa.

The strikes are scheduled to occur from 4 am on February 7th to 7:10 am on February 8th.

Customers who will be affected by an irregularity will receive information about cancellations and rebooking options today (5 February) from around 4.00pm by email or in the Lufthansa app, says Lufthansa.

Ver.di union is the second-largest German Trade union, which has been working towards better pay for Lufthansa ground staff.

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Beond Airlines Introduces Direct Flights Connecting Dubai to Maldives

Beond Airlines has introduced new direct flights, making travel from Dubai to the Maldives easier and more convenient.

This new premium airline was introduced towards the end of 2023, marking the launch of the world’s first premium leisure airline. With this, travellers now had the chance to fly to the Maldives and connect to beautiful Maldives resorts in style. The Beond aircraft is an an Airbus A319 seating 44 passengers in a luxurious all-lay-flat configuration. The airline’s inaugural destinations connected Riyadh, Munich and Zurich to the Maldives. With its inauguration, the Beond also revealed its plans to bring passengers to Maldives from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific as well.

The airline had also revealed its plans to connect passengers from Milan and Dubai to the Maldives as well. Beond has just introduced its direct routes from Dubai to Maldives, although these key destinations were anticipated to be launched towards the end of 2024. This new route also comes in time for the Eid celebrations. Travellers on the new route will be flying from Dubai World Centre/Al Maktoum International Airport from Dubai to Velana International Airport in the Maldives.

In addition to this, travellers can also expect the new routes connecting Milan to the Maldives later this year. Flights from Milan will connect through Milan-Malpensa to Velana International Airport.

There is strong demand from each of Milan and Dubai to the Maldives for the premium service that Beond offers. We are pleased to announce these two new routes, and are thankful for our airport partners at Milan and Dubai DWC for their support. In the meantime, the Beond team is hard at work preparing for our initial service launch, with a goal to exceed every expectation of our customers from the moment they book with us, says Beond’s Chief Commercial Officer, Sascha Feuerherd.

In addition to the Dubai to Maldives route, Beond also introduced updates to make the flying experience better. Beond now offers the Apple Vision Pro to select passengers on its flights to the Maldives. With this, Passengers can enjoy Beond’s unrivalled onboard content.

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