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Friday 21st July 2017

British Airways - Industrial action by Mixed Fleet Unite– 02Aug-15Aug 2017

BA recognise the uncertainty that Mixed Fleet Unite’s threat is causing and would like to reassure customers that the vast majority of their services will be unaffected.

They can already confirm the following details:
 All flights to and from London Gatwick, London City and Stansted will operate as normal as will our weekend only Mediterranean services to and from Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester.

The vast majority of flights to and from London Heathrow will continue to operate as normal.

 If you currently have a booking, please ensure that your email and phone details are up to date by using Manage My Booking on our website, so that we can continue providing you with updates on your flight.

 Thank you for your support and understanding.

 

Thursday 13th July 2017

Travel to the United States: Electronics ban lifted

Kuwait Airways, Royal Jordanian and Royal Air Maroc passengers can now take laptops in the cabin on US-bound flights

 

Wednesday 12th July 2017

Hop Strike 13-18 July 2017

Pilots for the low-cost Air France airline Hop! have confirmed that they will strike over the long July 14 weekend, after talks with the unions broke down
The pilots’ syndicates SNPL and Flight Union Cockpit had first given notice of plans to strike several weeks’ ago, and despite Air France’s attempts to keep a full service over the holiday period, it has now been confirmed that the strike will go ahead from July 13 to 18

 

Friday 07th July 2017

British Airways - Industrial action by Mixed Fleet Unite– 19Jul-01Aug 2017

All British Airways customers will be able to fly to their destinations, despite a further 14 days of threatened industrial action by Mixed Fleet Unite, which represents one of our five cabin crew fleets.
Mixed Fleet Unite has said it will take industrial action between Wednesday 19 July to Tuesday 1 August (inclusive).
BA recognises the uncertainty that Mixed Fleet Unite’s threat is causing and would like to reassure customers that the vast majority of their services will be unaffected.
They can already confirm the following details:
All flights to and from London Gatwick, London City and Stansted will operate as normal as will their weekend only Mediterranean services to and from Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester.
The vast majority of flights to and from London Heathrow will continue to operate as normal.
Please ensure that your email and phone details are up to date by using ba.com Manage My Booking so that they can continue providing updates on their flight.

 

Friday 07th July 2017

Travel to the United States: Electronics ban lifted

The ban on electronic devices in aircraft cabins from Doha Hamad International Airport, Dubai International airport, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul Atatürk Airport  to the US airports has been lifted with immediate effect. Needless to say, this is great news for us and our customers

 

Friday 07th July 2017

Vilnius Airport

From 14 July until 18 August 2017, Vilnius Airport runway will be under reconstruction
All flights will be diverted to Kaunas Airport

 

Tuesday 13th June 2017

British Airways - Industrial action called off by Mixed  Fleet Union

The airline confirmed the action due to take place between June 16 to June 19 has been cancelled and all flights will operate as scheduled.

 

Monday 12th June 2017

Flights affected by Tropical Cyclone Merbok
Please note that the tropical cyclone warning signal no. 8 will be hoisted early evening today. Merbok is expected to make landfall within 50 kilometers of Hong Kong before midnight tonight, and will dissipate gradually tomorrow.
Cathay Pacific is closely monitoring the potential impact of weather conditions. Flight operations will continue to take place where possible but the situation is subject to change.

Please check Flight Status before departing for the airport and allow more time for travelling to and from the airport.

 

Monday 12th June 2017

British Airways - Strike dates announced for industrial action

 

All British Airways customers will be able to fly to their destinations, despite four further days of threatened industrial action by Mixed Fleet Unite, which represents one of our five cabin crew fleets.
Mixed Fleet Unite has said it will take industrial action between Friday 16 June and Monday 19 June (inclusive).
British Airways will publish their contingency plans in the coming days, for customers who have bookings on the days of threatened industrial action.

 

 

Tuesday 6th June 2017
Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt cut ties with Qatar over terrorism

All flights between these countries and Doha are suspended until further notice 

 

 

Friday 26th May 2017

Italy and Alitalia strike

Please note this coming Sunday 28th May will be a strike by air traffic controllers in Italy and some Alitalia staff

 

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 

Alitalia enters bankruptcy process

 

Alitalia is to enter bankruptcy proceedings after its employees rejected a plan to restructure the troubled Italian airline. The carrier said its flights would continue to operate as normal while administrators try to come up with a financial rescue package. Its employees have already voted against a plan to cut jobs and salaries, which would have allowed Alitalia to secure new funds. Alitalia said in a statement that Italian shareholders and Etihad, which owns 49% of the airline, had been 'committed to recapitalise and finance the plan with €2 billion euros', but that without the approval of workers, it could not go ahead. The Italian government has given Alitalia €6 billion over 10 years and it has given the airline a €400 million bridging loan to allow it to keep operating during the bankruptcy process, but it has ruled out re-nationalising or providing further funds.

 

Thursday 13 April 2017

Strike announced by the unions of airport security Companies between13 to 17 April

Due to the announced strike TAP recommends all passengers to travel if possible without hand luggage to avoid additional waiting periods at luggage control

 

 

Thursday 13 April 2017

Cyclone Cook Weather Warning

Tropical Cyclone Cook is currently affecting New Zealand and causing disruptions to our flights into and out of New Zealand airports. This will likely continue throughout the weekend.

Customers booked to fly into and out of any New Zealand ports are advised to keep an eye on the Air New Zealand Arrivals and Departures page for up to date information.

Flights into and out of the following regional ports have been cancelled for the rest of the night, Thursday 13 April 2017:

  • Rotorua
  • Tauranga
  • Hamilton
  • Blenheim
  • Nelson
  • Napier

 

Wednesday 5th April 2017

Strike action by HOP! from 07 to 08 April 2017

 

Further to a call for strike action issued by several HOP! ground staff and cabin crew unions, for the period from April 07 to 08, 2017, flight schedule operated by HOP! will be disrupted on those two days.

Long Haul flights, as well as Air France flights operated by Air France "Airbus" aircraft, or an aircraft of other airlines, will not be affected by this strike.

We offer you rebooking options at no extra cost, whatever the fare paid. Please Read

 

 

Tuesday 28th March 2017

ALITALIA STRIKE 5 APRIL 2017

Trade Unions Filt-Cgil, Fit-Cisl, Uiltrasporti, Ugl-Ta, USB and CUB have confirmed a 24-hour industrial action on 5 April 2017.

 

To minimize disruptions, Alitalia was forced to cancel several flights and modify its domestic and international flight schedule between the late evening of 4 April and the early morning of 6 April.

 

On 5 April, flights departing during the “guaranteed period” between 7am and 10 am and from 6pm to 9pm Rome time will operate as scheduled.

Alitalia customers already holding confirmed tickets for travels from the late evening of 4 April to the early morning of 6 April, should contact Alitalia at the toll-free number 800.65.00.55 (within Italy) or +39.06.65649 (from overseas), or contact the travel agent where they purchased the ticket, in order to check the status of their flights, before going to the airport.

Read More

 

 

 

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

The US and UK are banning laptops from cabin baggage on flights from certain countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey.

The US ban on electronic devices larger than a smartphone is being imposed as an anti-terrorist precaution.

It covers inbound flights on nine airlines operating out of 10 airports. Phones are not affected.

British Airways and EasyJet are among the affected by the UK ban. Read More

The nine airlines affected by the US ban are Royal Jordanian, EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad Airways.

10 airports affected Read More

 

 

Thursday 16th March 2017

AIR FRANCE CABIN CREW STRIKE FROM 18 TO 20 MARCH 2017

A call for strike action has been issued by several Air France cabin crew unions, for the period from March 18 to 20, 2017. Air France continues to favour social dialogue to find compromise solutions. It is too early to have a clear view of the outcome of these talks and the consequences of this strike action on our flight schedule. Please note that Air France flights operated by an aircraft of other airlines, including HOP! would not be affected by this strike. Without waiting, we offer you rebooking options at no extra cost, whatever the fare paid.

Read More 

 

Friday 10th March 2017

STRIKE ACTION OF GROUND STAFF AT BERLIN'S AIRPORTS

Due to strike action of ground staff at Berlin’s airports Schönefeld and Tegel there is severe disruption of air traffic from 10 March approx. 4 a.m. until 11 March approx. 5 a.m. After the end of the strike action restrictions in air traffic may continue.

We kindly request all passengers to enquire about the current status of their flights before travelling to the airport.

 

 

Monday 6th March 2017

Bangkok - Runway maintenance to cut Suvarnabhumi's capacity from March 3 to May 2

Airline schedules will be affected at Suvarnabhumi airport, with fewer flights per hour, during two-months of maintenance and repairs to the takeoff runway and taxiway

TG recommends to avoid too short connexions

Read More

 

 

Monday 6th March 2017

FRENCH ATC STRIKE 6-10 March 2017

The French Civil Aviation Authority has told airlines to reduce their flight schedules in France by 25%. More than 1,000 flights are expected to be cancelled

Brest and Bordeaux control centres will be affected from 5am today until 7pm on Friday. The strike will also impact services flying over France, including flights from the UK, Italy, Switzerland and Spain.

Please check with your travel agent or check your airline website

 

Thursday 23rd February 2017

Storm Doris causes flight delays and cancellations

Storm Doris will affect some of BA short haul and domestic flights on Thursday 23 February as it moves across the UK and into northern Europe.

Due to the poor weather forecast, it has been agreed between Heathrow Airport, National Air Traffic Services (NATS) and airlines using the airport to slightly reduce the number of overall flights in the schedule

Read More

 

Tuesday 21st February 2017

ALITALIA Strike on 23rd February 2017

Due to Alitalia Personnel Strike called on 23rd February, Alitalia flights might be delayed or cancelled

Please check with your travel agent

 

Monday 20th February 2017

BRITISH AIRWAYS - Threatened industrial action - 22-25 February 2017

Mixed Fleet Unite has announced that it intends to hold a further period of industrial action involving one of BA five cabin crew fleets on Wednesday 22, Thursday 23, Friday 24 and Saturday 25 February 2017.

BA will once again ensure that all our customers will travel to their destinations and will publish their contingency plans over the weekend (18/19Feb) to customers, who have bookings on the four further proposed days of threatened industrial action.

Keep checking ba.com for latest information

 

 

Monday 13th February 2017

BA - Threatened industrial action - 17-20 February 2017

Mixed Fleet Unite has announced that it intends to hold a further period of industrial action involving one of BA five cabin crew fleets on Friday 17, Saturday 18, Sunday 19 and Monday 20 February 2017.

BA will once again ensure that all customers will travel to their destinations and will publish their contingency plans on Tuesday 14 February to customers, who have bookings on the four proposed days of threatened industrial action.

Keep checking ba.com for latest information

 

Monday 6th February 2017

International travelers entering the U.S

An order issued by a U.S. District court in the state of Washington  on February 3 bars the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” including those related to visas and travel for nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. 

The Department of State had, under the Executive Order, provisionally revoked all valid visas of nationals of those seven countries, with limited exceptions.  That provisional revocation is now lifted, and those visas are now valid for travel to the United States, if the holder is otherwise eligible

Read more

 

Friday 3nd February 2017

Potential strike at Norway airports

Ground staff at Wideroe, SAS and Norwegian, represented by the union Junit, will hold talks with the airlines on the 4th February concerning a dispute involving pay and working conditions, E24 has reported.

 

If the parties fail to reach an agreement, strike action could take place at Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger and Bodo airports in Norway from Sunday 5th February 2017. It has been reported that Oslo airport is set to escape the first strike series

 

 

Monday 30th January 2017

BA - Threatened industrial action - February 2017

Mixed Fleet Unite has announced that it intends to hold two further periods of industrial action involving one of our five cabin crew fleets on 5, 6, 7 February and 9, 10, 11 February 2017.

BA will once again ensure that all customers will travel to their destinations.

For the period 05-07FEB, BA will publish our contingency plans on Tuesday 31 January 2017.

For the period 09-11FEB, BA will publish our contingency plans on Thursday 02 February 2017.

Keep checking ba.com for latest information

 

Monday 30th January 2017

Presidential Executive Order - International travelers entering the U.S

Citizens of the these countries are prohibited from entering the United States for 90 days effective January 27, 2017:

  • Iran

  • Iraq

  • Libya

  • Somalia

  • Sudan

  • Syria

  • Yemen

Entry of citizens from Syria as refugees is also suspended until further notice.

According to the U.S. government, these restrictions do not apply to holders of a valid U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident card or diplomats and/or officials of certain international organizations.

For the latest information, contact your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate or visit the U.S. Department of State website U.S.

 

Tuesday 24th January 2017

London Gatwick: All British Airways flights will be using the South Terminal by 25 January 2017

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/flightops/public/en_mc?p_faqid=5622

 

Monday 23rd January 2017

Tahiti flooding

Heavy flooding in French Polynesia has left thousands without power, forced many residents to evacuate and closed Tahiti's international airport on 22nd January. This one reopened on 23rd 08.00am with some schedule disruptions

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-23/residents-evacuated-airport-closed-and-power-cut-off-in-tahiti/8205000

 

Monday 16th January 2017

Threatened industrial action - 19-21 January 2017

The trade union Unite has announced that it intends to hold a further set of industrial action involving one of our five cabin crew fleets on Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January 2017

BA contingency plans, which were successful during the previous two days of industrial action, will once again ensure that all of customers will travel to their destinations and will publish their plans on Monday 16 January to customers, who have bookings on the days of threatened industrial action

Please keep checking ba.com for latest information

 

Monday 16th January 2017

Hong Kong pre-arrival registration for Indian Nationals effective 23rd January 2017

As per the Hong Kong Immigration Department, with effect from 23rd January 2017all Indian nationals intending to visit Hong Kong must first apply for and successfully complete pre-arrival registration online. This is a must in order to visit Hong Kong.

Upon successful registration, the Indian national MUST PRINT the computer generated notification slip and present the same at the Cathay Pacific / Cathay Dragon check-in counter. WITHOUT THIS NOTIFICATION, PASSENGERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR TRAVEL.

In order to allow sufficient time for Indian travellers to obtain a pre-arrival registration, the online platform for pre-arrival registration has been opened on 19th December 2016. Indian passports must be valid for at least 6 months.

Exceptions:The following categories of Indian nationals can visit Hong Kong without pre-arrival registration.

a) Those who have successfully enrolled for the e-Channel service for frequent visitors.

b) Members of operating air crew or operating sea crew on board vessels, or a contract seaman, subject to normal immigration requirements being met.

c) Holders of valid Indian diplomatic or official passports.

For a detailed list of exceptions, kindly visit the Hong Kong Government Immigration Department’s website.

Those in direct transit by air and not leaving Hong Kong International Airport do not need to apply. Pre-arrival registration is valid for 6 months or until the expiry of the Indian passport linked to it, whichever is earlier.

For further details kindly visit the Hong Kong Government Immigration Department’s website  http://www.immd.gov.hk/

 

Monday 9th January 2017

Istanbul (AFP) - A heavy snowstorm paralysed life in Istanbul on Saturday, with hundreds of flights cancelled and the Bosphorus closed to shipping traffic

Flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) cancelled some 610 flights from the main Ataturk International Airport as well as from Sabiha Gokcen airport, with the snow causing poor visibility and high winds.

Rival carrier Pegasus cancelled 192 flights out of Istanbul. Turkish Airlines also cancelled 62 flights scheduled for Sunday.

Four THY intercontinental flights -- from India, the Maldives, South Africa and Vietnam -- bound for Istanbul were diverted to the southern city of Gaziantep north of Syria, the Dogan news agency said.

Some 76 incoming flights were diverted to other airports.

Almost 6,000 travellers are being accommodated in hotels in Istanbul after their flights were cancelled, reports said.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/heavy-snowfall-paralyses-istanbul-093939787.html

 

Flights today are still delayed or cancelled , you can check the status on Ataturk website: http://www.ataturkairport.com/en-EN/flightinfo/Pages/Flightinfo.aspx

 

Monday 9th January 2017

Different US Travel waivers each day due winter weather

Please check the airline website or your travel agent

 

Monday 9th January 2017

British Airways : Proposed industrial action 10 - 11 January 2017 

All British Airways customers will be able to fly to their destinations on Tuesday January 10 and Wednesday January 11 despite proposed industrial action by Unite.

  • All flights to and from London Gatwick will operate as normal
  • All flights to and from London City will operate as normal
  • The vast majority of flights to and from London Heathrow will operate as normal

As part of contingency plan, BA will be merging a very small number of flights to and from Heathrow. This will mean some customers will travel slightly earlier or later in the day than their original booking

Flight Information on ba.com (RTAD) has been adjusted and currently will not show any flight details beyond Monday 09 Jan 2017

http://www.britishairways.com/rtad/travel/public/en_us?source=MNVINF1flight_status

 

Monday 12th December 2016

Flights operations have been suspended at the Chennai airport Suburban train services have been suspended for the day

More information Please Read

Link to check the flight status http://www.chennaiairport.com/flight-status.php

 

Thursday 1st December 2016

Lufthansa flights back to normal today

it may still be the next hours some disruptions

Link to check the flight status http://www.lufthansa.com/fr/en/Arrival-and-Departure

 

Wednesday 24th November 2016

Hurricane Otto: Costa Rica declares national emergency as storm heads for coast

Customers traveling to, from or through the following airports are permitted to make voluntary changes to their itinerary within the parameters provided.

  • Liberia, CR (LIR)
  • Managua, NI (MGA)
  • San Jose, CR (SJO)

 

Wednesday 24th November 2016

Strike of the Pilots union "Vereinigung Cockpit" (VC) for Lufthansa flights between 23 and 25 November 2016

The strike announcement concerns flights operated by Lufthansa. Flights operated by Lufthansa CityLine may also be impacted by the strike action. Flights operated by Germanwings, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Brussels Airlines are not affected by the strike measures and will continue to operate normally.

http://www.lufthansa.com/uk/en/Arrival-and-Departure

 

Monday 14th November 2016

New Zealand Earthquake Travel Update

A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed two people and caused massive infrastructure damage in New Zealand on Monday

Auckland Airport is operating as normal. Please contact your airline for flight and passenger information 

Flexibility is given by airlines on all fare types for customers booked and ticketed up to and including Sunday 13 November 2016 for travel to or from any New Zealand destination prior to and including Monday 21 November 2016

 

Thursday 20th October 2016

Severe Typhoon Haima impacting flights to/from Hong Kong

Expected significant disruptions, including cancellations and delays, for flights to/from Hong Kong from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, 21 October. Flights after 10:00 p.m. on Friday, 21 October, are subject to delays due to air traffic constraints. The situation is subject to change, so check CX Website

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Banned on Planes, including In Checked Bags

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), announced it is issuing an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States. Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. This prohibition includes all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo.  The ban will be effective on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at noon ET.

If passengers attempt to travel by air with their Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices, they will be denied boarding. 

More Information Read Here

 

Friday 14th October 2016

Flights to India to be hit by runway closure

Fights to Mumbai Airport, the second busiest in India, could be delayed or cancelled from next week due to the intermittent closure of the main runway.

The closures will occur from October 18th to November 28th.

The Foreign Office is advising travellers to check with their travel agents or airlines for the latest updates.

Mumbai has only one airport, which is the second busiest in the country after Delhi.

 

Friday 14th October 2016

ALITALIA TO UPGRADE IT SYSTEM FROM 8PM FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER UNTIL SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER EVENING (CET)

During this period flights will operate as normal. However, customers will not be able to buy air tickets or change reservations on this website or the Alitalia app, call centers and travel agencies. Same day tickets may be purchased at our airport ticket offices.

For further information, please call  0892.655.655  or +39.06.65649 (from outside France).

 

Friday 7th October 2016

Matthew Producing near Hurricane Force Wind Gusts in East Florida

For more information Please Read

 

Tuesday 4th October 2016

Hurricane Matthew's Catastrophic Haiti Imminent; Hurricane Warnings in Cuba and Bahamas; Southeast U.S. Impacts Possible

For more information Please Read

 

Monday 3rd October 2016

Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Matthew Could Deliver Devastating Blow

Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic tropical storm since 2007, continued on a path to land a heavy punch to Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba

For more information Please Read

 

Friday 30th September 2016

Typhoon Megi Hits China, Taiwan

Typhoon Megi dealt a serious blow to Taiwan and southeastern China, buffeting the former with strong winds before swamping the latter with widespread flooding.

For more information Please Read

 

Tuesday 20th September 2016

Turrialba Volcano – San Jose, CR

San Jose's Juan Santamaría International Airport suspended its operations Monday due to the volcano’s major eruption, Q Costa Rica reported. The temporary closure was lifted for 30 minutes, but officials decided to close operations down again, as the ash from the volcano could cause problems for the planes.

For more information Please Read

 

Friday 16th September 2016

Typhoon Malakas – Taiwan, Japan

Impacted cities :

On September 17, 2016

  • Taipei, TW (TPE)

On September 20-21, 2016

  • Fukuoka, JP (FUK)
  • Nagoya, JP (NGO - Chebu)
  • Osaka, JP (KIX - Kansai)
  • Tokyo, JP (HND - Haneda)
  • Tokyo, JP (NRT - Narita)

For more information Please Read

 

Thursday 15th September 2016

French Air Traffic Controllers strike today

In the context of a national call for strike action on Thursday 15 September, the DGAC (French Civil Aviation Authority) has requested airlines to adapt their flight schedule to and from Paris airports. The impact on AF flights will be limited on Thursday, September 15, 2016 who plans to operate:

- All our long-haul flights - 95% of our domestic and medium-haul flights to/from Paris - Charles de Gaulle

- 77% of our domestic and medium-haul flights to/from Paris Orly

Flight program is being updated. Last-minute delays and cancellations can also be expected. We invite you to privilege online check-in. Please take your precautions to arrive at the airport early as public transportation could be disrupted. Before going to the airport, we advise you to check flight information updated in real-time on our website, in the “Flight and airport info” section.

 Read More

 

Thursday 4th August 2016

Dubai International Airport

Flight disruptions expected for the next 36 hours Due to this incident, Dubai International Airport was closed for about six hours on 3rd August and a number of flights were cancelled, delayed or diverted. Dubai International Airport gradually started to resume operations at approximately 1830hrs local time last night. 

Emirates cancelled 27 flights yesterday, and there were delays and rescheduled flights across the network. 23 flights were diverted to alternative airports - Sharjah, Al Maktoum International (DWC), Fujairah, Al Ain, Muscat and Bahrain. In total, over 23,000 Emirates passengers were impacted by the disruption. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused to our affected passengers, and ask for their continued understanding and patience as our teams work to restore operations back to normal. 

Passengers holding tickets purchased on or before 3rd August 2016 can rebook or cancel their bookings at no charge. For more information on flights or rebookings, visit www.emirates.com or contact the local Emirates sales offices. Numbers can be found here: https://www.emirates.com/english/help/contact-emirates/ 

Passengers due to travel in the next 24 hours, please visit: http://www.emirates.com/ae/english/plan_book/flight_status/flightstatus.aspx

 

Wednesday 3rd August 2016

Dubai International Airport

Emirates Media Statement 5: 15:05, Wednesday 3 AUG 2016

We are expecting a 8-hour network wide delay, more information will be available on the Emirates website http://www.emirates.com/english/ and social media channels

 

Wednesday 3rd August 2016

Flight EK521 travelling from Trivandrum International Airport to Dubai has been involved in an accident at Dubai International Airport

Emirates Media Statement 4: 14:23, Wednesday 3 AUG 2016

Emirates can confirm that today, 3 August 2016, flight EK521 travelling from Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram, India to Dubai has been involved in an accident at Dubai International Airport. There were 282 passengers and 18 crew on board.

The Boeing 777 aircraft, departed at 10.19am from Trivandrum International Airport and was scheduled to land at 12.50pm at Dubai International Airport.

We can confirm that there are no fatalities among our passengers and crew. All passengers and crew are accounted for and safe.

We are expecting a 4-hour network wide delay, more information will be available on the Emirates website and social media channels.

The main priority remains with those involved and offering support to concerned family and 

friends.  Dedicated telephone lines are now active for family members: 

UAE - 8002111 
UK - 00442034508853 
US - 0018113502081

For members of the media, the Emirates Press Office in Dubai is now activated: 00971 4 708 37 13

 

Wednesday 3rd August 2016

Tropical Storm Earl expected to be Hurricane when it hits Belize, Mexico

More information Please Read

Belize Airport Authority will be closed at midday today  Read More

Impacted Airports

  • Belize City (BZE)
  • Roatan (RTB)
  • San Pedro Sula (SAP)

 

Tuesday 2nd August 2016

Severe tropical storm Nida

Nida has been downgraded to a severe tropical storm as it heads towards the Chinese city of Guangzhou having passed Hong Kong and Shenzhen, causing hundreds of flights to be cancelled, closing schools and halting ferries. 

More than 220 flights out of Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai airports would be cancelled before the storm passed over, the Sohu news portal said.

More information Read Here

 

Monday 1st August 2016

All flights suspended at Hong Kong due to Typhoon Nida

HONG KONG: Flight departures and arrivals at Hong Kong International Airport will be suspended from 10pm on Monday (Aug 1) till 2pm on Tuesday (Aug 2), Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair said in a joint press statement. 

A check on the Hong Kong International Airport website showed that a large majority of flights from other airlines departing during the affected times have also been cancelled.

More information: Read Here

 

Thursday 28th July 2016

Update about Air Europa Spanish Union of Airline Pilots (SEPLA) strike from July 30 to August 02, 2016

Air Europa informs that the strike announced by the Spanish Union of Airline Pilots (SEPLA) for July 30, 31 and August 1, 2 has been called off.  However, after reallocating more than 90% of the affected passengers and given that is impossible to reinstate  the original flights in the time available 

Cancelled and operating flights listed on the website https://www.aireuropa.com/en/news

 

Wednesday 27th July 2016

AF Cabin crew call for strike from July 27 to August 02, 2016

For July 27, AF plans to operate more than 90% of long haul flights, 90% of domestic flights, and more than 80% of medium-haul flight to and from Paris - CDG. However, there may be last-minute cancellations and delays. Difficulties with crew compositions may also limit the number of passengers per flight.

Update of flight schedule for July 28 is on-going. For the next days, according to the estimate of the number of employees on strike, AF flight schedule will be adapted accordingly and published the day before your departure.

 

Tuesday 26th July 2016

Air Europa - The Spanish Union of Airline Pilots (SEPLA) call for strike from July 30 to August 02, 2016

Please note the Spanish Union of Airline Pilots (SEPLA) for dates July 30, 31 and August 1, 2 will be on strike, please find practical information on flights that will be affected on  : https://www.aireuropa.com/en/news

 

Monday 25th July 2016

AF Cabin crew call for strike from July 27 to August 02, 2016

Further to the call for strike action issued by several airline cabin crew unions, for the period from July 27 to August 02, flight schedule operated by Air France is disrupted as of Wednesday, July 27, 2016.
Please note that Air France flights operated by an aircraft of other airlines, including HOP!, KLM and Delta, are not affected by this strike.

More information: Read Here

 

Friday 8th July 2016

Super typhoon Nepartak causes devastation across Taiwan's coastline

Taipei airport – Flights will be cancelled or delayed due to Typhoon.

Please check airport website http://www.taoyuan-airport.com/english/

  

Friday 1st July 2016

Strike of handling agents in Portuguese airports cancelled

TAP informs that due to the cancellation of the announced strike of handling agents in Portuguese airports all its operation will be held without problems on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of July

 

Wednesday 29th June 2016

Flights cancelled and diverted after Istanbul Ataturk airport attack

Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at Istanbul’s biggest airport on Tuesday, killing at least 41 people and injuring over 239 in an attack.

The co-ordinated assault struck the international terminal of Ataturk international airport, one of the world’s busiest passenger hubs, at about 9.50pm local time.

The airport was shut down for five hours with flights diverted. But it has now reopened, with passengers experiencing delays as they attempt to clear the backlog of flights

Please check airport website http://www.ataturkairport.com/

 

Thursday 23rd June 2016

VLM Airlines has ceased operations after filing for bankruptcy

"We are sorry to have to inform you that VLM Airlines NV has filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday 22nd June 2016. All flights are cancelled with immediate effect," the Belgian regional carrier says in a statement posted on its website.

VLM had in May applied to an Antwerp court for bankruptcy protection, presenting a turnaround plan that envisaged a return to profit in mid-2017. The court agreed to temporary protection

 

Wednesday 22nd June 2016 

 Air France pilot strike from June 24-27 has been suspended

  

Friday 10th June 2016

11-14June - Air France Pilot Strike Announcement

Further to the call for strike action issued by several airline pilot unions, for the period from June 11 to 14, our flight schedule operated by Air France is disrupted as of Saturday, June 11, 2016. Please note that Air France flights operated by an aircraft of other airlines, including HOP, KLM and Delta, are not affected by this strike.

For June 11, we plan to operate more than 90% of our long haul flights, 90% of our domestic flights, and around 75% of our medium-haul flight to and from Paris - CDG. Last minute disturbances are not excluded.

Our flight schedule for June 11 is up to date. For the next days, from June 12 to 14, according to the estimate of the number of employees on strike, our flight schedule will be adapted accordingly and published the day before your departure.

How to know if my flight is operated by an Air France aircraft? From this moment, we invite you to check your travel in the « Your reservations » section. If your flight is planned "operated by KLM", or any other partner airline, the call for strike will not affect your journey. If the flight is operated by Air France, we advise you, before going to the airport, to check flight information updated in real-time on our website, in the “Flight and airport info” section.

In the meantime, we would like to assure you that our teams are fully mobilized and will do their utmost to assist you and minimize the impact of this industrial action on your travel plans.

If you are travelling on a flight operated by Air France, we propose you to anticipate or postpone your departure to avoid the period from 11 to 14 June 2016 if you have the opportunity.

- You may anticipate your trip on June 10, 2016, or postpone your trip from June 15 to June 21, 2016 included, at no extra cost in the same ticketed cabin. You can make these changes on this website*, in the "Your reservations" section, on our mobile sites or from your travel agent.

- To postpone your trip beyond June 21, 2016, to change your origin or destination or if you no longer wish to travel, you can receive of a non-refundable voucher valid one year on Air France, KLM or Hop! In this case, you may contact your travel agent.

How to stay informed? To be notified personally by text message or e-mail, we invite you to update your contact information (phone and / or e-mail) in your reservation file on our website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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