Another airport strike in Europe can disrupt your travel plan

11:29 PM | 8 Feb, 2024
Another airport strike in Europe can disrupt your travel plan

MILAN - Another airport strike is set to disrupt the travel plans of thousands of flyers in Europe leaving them with no choice but to pend or cancel their plans altogether.

Italian ground and airport staff have called for the air transport strike slated for February 9, prompting expectations of flight delays and cancellations.

The strike is scheduled to commence at midnight and continue until 11:59 pm as Uiltrasporti unions, alongside Unione sindacale di base (Usb), Confederazione unitaria di base (Cub), and Federazione lavoratori autonomi italiani (Flai), have announced the strike. 

The strike includes flight personnel from Air Dolomiti (part of Lufthansa Group) affiliated with the Associazione nazionale professionale aviazione civile (Anpac).

As far as the demands are concerned, the protesters seek improved contract terms, higher monthly pay, a one-time bonus of €500.000, recognition of seniority increases, productivity incentives, maintenance of social security agreements, and meal vouchers, Schengenvisainfor reported.

Regarding the cancellations, Italy Airways has already announced the cancellation of 48 domestic flights while maintaining regular operations for intercontinental flights. 

THEENAC (National Civil Aviation Authority) has published the list of flights that will continue during strike days but fortunately,  flights scheduled between 7-10 am and 6-9 pm, including charters, will operate normally.

Moreover, authorised charter flights to and from islands, as well as military, emergency, humanitarian, medical and rescue flights, will also operate as per schedule. It has also been confirmed that flights connecting to Italian islands with only one daily frequency will operate, excluding mainland traffic.

The strike is expected to last for 24 hours and Ita Airways managed to guarantee international and intercontinental flights except for flights AZ 221 and AZ 222 from London to Milan Linate and return.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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