Lufthansa

Lufthansa stops using Iran airspace and keeps halt on Tehran flights

German airline Lufthansa said Friday its planes would no longer use Iranian airspace as it extended a suspension on flights to and from Tehran amid soaring Middle East tensions.

"Due to the current situation, Lufthansa is suspending its flights to and from Tehran up to and including Thursday, 18 April," a company spokesperson said Friday.

Heightened Alert: Western Nations Caution Travel to Middle East

The United States, Britain, and France have issued advisories urging their citizens to avoid travel to Iran, Lebanon, Israel, and the Palestinian territories in the coming days. This caution follows Iran's threat of retaliation after an Israeli airstrike targeted the Iranian consulate in Syria a week and a half ago.

Germany braces for new week of strikes in rail, air travel

Germans faced more travel upheaval after train drivers announced Sunday a new 24-hour stoppage, hot on the heels of a strike announcement by Lufthansa cabin crew.

The GDL train drivers' union said the latest strike affecting passenger services would start at 0100 GMT on Tuesday and last until 0100 GMT Wednesday.

Travel Alert: Lufthansa Strike Causes Flight Cancellations at Sofia Airport

Sofia Airport has issued warnings of canceled flights to and from Frankfurt and Munich due to a strike by Lufthansa's ground staff, causing significant disruptions to air travel.

Travelers are urged to immediately reach out to the airline and stay updated through the airport's website for information regarding alternative flight options.

Strikes Threaten Chaos at German Airports

A nationwide warning strike by security personnel on February 1 is poised to cause significant disruptions at major airports across Germany. The strike, driven by demands for higher wages and improved working conditions, is expected to impact key travel hubs, including Frankfurt, Hamburg, Bremen, Berlin, Hanover, Leipzig, Dresden, and Erfurt.

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