Dubai Travel: Emirates Cancels Several Flights To And From Dusseldorf

The Emirates airline has announced the cancellation of flights to and from Dusseldorf on February 27 due to workers carrying out a strike over pay.

In a statement, Emirates said due to the general strike announced at the Dusseldorf airport the following flights between Dubai and Dusseldorf have been cancelled on February 27.

  • EK055: Dubai to Düsseldorf
  • EK056: Düsseldorf to Dubai
  • EK057 : Dubai to Düsseldorf
  • EK058 : Düsseldorf to Dubai

Airport ground staff in Germany represented by the Verdi 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.

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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