From 10 a.m. today until 2 p.m. the Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport is suspending all flights due to a strike by airport staff members.

The Daily Star reports that the strike addresses wage concerns, adding airport staff to the growing list of Lebanese unsatisfied by government pay. Teachers and civil servants have been demanding an increase to their minute wages since February, staging protests on an almost daily basis.

A total of thirteen flights will be affected by the strike, though a statement released by the airport explained that this would exclude "Lebanese and foreign government planes, emergency cases and planes passing in Lebanese airspace."

Beirut Airport to Temporarily Suspend Flights  Due to Strike

(Photo via The Daily Star)

 

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Khldon Satof on Mar 31, 2013 via Beirut.com for Android