ABTA have been made aware of a strike in Greece by the Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) from 09:00 GMT (12:00 Greek local time) until 13:00 GMT (16:00 Greek local time) on Thursday 16th May.
Due to Airport Personnel strike action – flights could be delayed or cancelled at Linate and Malpensa airports today, 14th May.
The FCO have updated the travel advice for Greece in relation to strikes and demonstrations on 1st May. There are no travel restrictions in place. Please see below the relevant extract of the advice: Major pre-planned strikes and demonstrations Demonstrations on Wednesday 1 May 2013: 10:30am The Pan-Hellenic Fighting Front (PAME) will gather at Syntagma [...]
An earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude has struck Eastern Kashmir at a depth of 9km. USGS are reporting on the quake, their page can be found here: earthquake.usgs.gov. According to news reports buildings shook in New Delhi sending people running into the streets. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries, therefore this will be [...]
It is being reported in various news streams that there has been an explosion in Prague. The explosion occurred this morning in a building on Divadelni Street, near to the National Theatre, an area popular with tourists. The emergency services are currently on the scene. It is being reported that there are a number of [...]
US Airport delays to get even longer from today as thousands of air traffic controllers are furloughed Fliers may feel the impact of automatic budget cuts put in place by Congress last year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects to furlough many of its nearly 15,000 air traffic controllers for one day every two weeks Reduction [...]
We have been notified that Air EL AL are protesting a decision by the government to sign an “Open Skies” deal with the European Union and as a result flights have been cancelled. The press statement from EL AL has been distributed on Facebook and twitter. Please see the link and statement below. The longevity [...]
The majority of flights operated by Lufthansa have been cancelled today due to planned strikes by the ver.di trade union. Lufthansa passengers are being urged to check the status of their flight on the Lufthansa website before beginning their journey. Passengers whose flights are operating, are advised to allow extra time when travelling to the [...]
The National Weather Service in Chicago is reporting excessive runoff from heavy rainfall has caused flooding of rivers, small creeks and streams, as well as some highways. Streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots in rural and urban areas. Airlines have also reported cancellations and delays.
The authorities in Boston are advising people to stay indoors with the doors locked whilst a manhunt is underway for one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. The authorities in Massachusetts Bay have suspended the transport system and no vehicles are being allowed in or out of the Watertown area. It is being [...]