BRUGES - Mid-September seems to be tough, especially for passengers set to depart from Belgium as pilots have warned of a fresh strike.
Ryanair pilots based in Belgium have set September 14 and 15 for protest, claiming that the airline is refusing to discuss their demands.
The strike will only impact Brussels South Charleroi Airport while the Brussels Airport in Zaventem, a municipality in Belgium, is served only by foreign-based Ryanair Aircraft. This marks the fourth strike in a span of two months, all calling for the same demands.
Interestingly, September 14 marks the day of the Annual General Meeting of Ryanair shareholders in Dublin, where the airlines’ headquarters are located. Pilots are pushing for demands so that the Annual General Meeting discusses their issues.
As far as the demands are concerned, they include reinstating the 20 percent salary cut that pilots accepted during the COVID-19 chaos. Besides, these unions ask reduced workload as the carrier wants to reduce the number of off days.
The pilots have emphasized their desire for greater involvement from the Minister of Justice in ensuring their protection against the airline's non-compliance with legal regulations.
In mid-August, Belgian Ryanair pilots carried out a strike that resulted in approximately 25 percent of flights being cancelled.
In the strikes on July 15-16, more than 80 percent of Ryanair's pilots participated in the protest, leading to the cancellation of 120 flights at Charleroi Airport. Similarly, during the subsequent strikes on July 29-30, nearly 100 flights were canceled.
These strikes had a significant effect on flights to numerous countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Italy, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and Sweden.
To mitigate potential disruptions arising from the strikes, Brussels Charleroi Airport advises passengers with flights scheduled during strike periods to verify their flight status before heading to the airport. The airport has implemented a notification system, whereby passengers will be alerted via text or email if their flight is canceled, up to 48 hours before departure.
Pakistani rupee continue to witness further losses against US dollar in the open market on despite positive economic indicators and massive surge in Stock Market.
On Tuesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.1 for selling and 288.15 for buying purposes for customers.
Euro price moves down by Rs2 to 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling after increase.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.24||36.59|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – Gold continues to move upward in local market amid surge in international rates.
On Tuesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,600, and the price for 10-gram gold saw increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,557.
Globally, yellow metal went up by $12 to settle at $2,015 per ounce.
Last week, per tola gold price increased by Rs800 per tola, and it hovers around two month high.
|Lahore||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Karachi||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Quetta||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Attock||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Multan||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|