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Air France, 18 – 20 MARCH STRIKE – Two unions representing nearly 50 percent of Air Frances cabin crew called to strike for 3 days from March 18. ALERT Air France cabin crew called to strike from 18 to 20 March ITALY, 20 March STRIKE – All Italian Air Traffic Control unions have called a […]

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Feb-2016

ITALY – Warning – STRIKE – Rome – Rome Ciampino Air Traffic Controllers will go on strike Monday, February 29, from 12:00-16:00 UTC. The strike will affect arriving and departing traffic. Link: https://www.public.nm.eurocontrol.int/PUBPORTAL/gateway/spec/

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The World Health Organization has set up a Zika “emergency team” after the “explosive” spread of the virus. Zika has been linked to thousands of babies being born with small brains in Brazil. WHO director general Dr Margaret Chan said Zika had gone “from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions” and was having […]

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National strike expected to disrupt 40-50% of flights on 26 January Flights could be cancelled and airports blockaded due to action by strikers tomorrow. Two air traffic control unions, SNCTA and Usac-CGT, have called for a national strike by members. It is predicted 40-50% of flights in and out of the country could be cancelled, […]

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From 15 March 2016, Canada is introducing a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. All eligible travellers flying to Canada from 15 March 2016 will need to apply online for an eTA […]

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Lebanese Passengers holding valid Russian visas in annulled (overdue) passports are not accepted for the carriage.

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TURKEY – Warning – SECURITY – Istanbul – An explosion at the district of Sultanahmet has injured several people. Police sealed the area, barring people from approaching in case of a second explosion. Link: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/reports-injured-explosion-istanbul-36230612

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TURKEY – Warning – AIRPORT – Istanbul – Turkish Airlines announced the cancelation of 63 flights on Jan. 12 and Jan. 13 due to the expected strong wind at Istanbuls Ataturk Airport. Link: http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-cs/corporate/announcements/announcement/for-the-attention-of-our-passengers-traveling-to-istanbul-157

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In line with memo number 8/50 issued by the Civil Aviation authorities at Rafik Hariri International Airport the reporting time is back to normal, at least 3 hours prior to flight departure in order to avoid any inconveniences and ensure smooth security checks.

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04
Dec-2015

UK – Millions of Britons could be forced to buy new passports to travel to the US from next year due to proposed new security measures. Link: http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?c=setreg

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04
Dec-2015

Russia is suspending visa-free regime with Turkey from January 1, 2016. Link:  https://www.rt.com/news/323650-russia-visa-travel-turkey/

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04
Dec-2015

Rome – Airspace over Rome will be closed-off to drones and security checkpoints will be set up at St Peters square during the upcoming Jubilee on December 8th Link: http://www.thelocal.it/20151117/rome-airspace-closed-off-to-drones-amid-jubilee-terror-threat

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SUBJECT: PASSENGERS MEMO & AIRPORT PROCEDURES UPDATES (30 NOV 2015) In line with memo number 8/49 issued by the Civil Aviation authorities at Rafik Hariri International Airport and due to new procedures at the security checks level, kindly make sure to report to the airport at least 4 hours prior to flight departure in order […]

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Nov-2015

FRANCE – Warning – SECURITY – Paris – French authorities evacuated the Republic Square Place de la Republique following a phone call threatening for a bomb. Subway closed. Link: http://en.protothema.gr/republic-square-in-paris-evacuated-subway-closed/

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Nov-2015

GERMANY – Warning – STRIKE – Lufthansas cabin crew expected to strike November 26, 27 and 30. Strike will likely cause delays and cancellations flights. Reconfirm flight status. Link: http://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/Travel-information

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19
Nov-2015

ITALY – Warning – TERRORISM – AU DFAT– Locations in Rome St Peters Basilica and Milan the Duomo and La Scala has been identified as potential targets for terrorist attack. Link: http://smartraveller.gov.au/countries/italy

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19
Nov-2015

GREECE – Warning – TRANSPORTATION – Idomeni – The border has been shut to all since about 8 a.m. after a group of 300 people, mostly from Iran, gathered at the crossing seeking also to be allowed through. Link: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/latest-macedonia-limits-migrant-crossings-greece-35298614

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19
Nov-2015

SECURITY – U.S. SECURITY MESSAGE – Swedish authorities elevated Swedens threat level, in light of recent terrorist-related developments in Paris and elsewhere. Link: https://www.osac.gov/Pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=18552

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19
Nov-2015

TERRORISM – New York, NY – An *ISIS* video released Wednesday warns of an impending attack on New York. Link: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/11/18/europe/paris-attacks-at-a-glance/index.html

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Nov-2015

SECURITY – Rome – Airspace over Rome will be closed-off to drones and security checkpoints will be set up at St Peters square during the upcoming Jubilee on December 8th. Link: http://www.thelocal.it/20151117/rome-airspace-closed-off-to-drones-amid-jubilee-terror-threat STRIKE – National strike threat by Italian ENAV air traffic controller personnel on November 24, from 1200-1600 UTC. Should strike proceed flights could […]

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Nov-2015

SECURITY – Le Bourget – United Nations Conference on Climate Change COP21 – Nov 30 to Dec 11, in Le Bourget. Expect security to be increased at the conference venue. Possible protests. Link: http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en TRANSPORTATION – France will impose border controls for one month from 30 November for the UN Conference on Climate Change in […]

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GERMANY – Warning – STRIKE – Update – Lufthansa strike continues. 941 flights for Nov. 13 have been cancelled. Check flight status and/or seek alternates with your travel provider. Link: https://www.lufthansa.com/online/portal/lh/de/profile_login?l=en&cid=18002

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11
Nov-2015

SECURITY – Strong winds are causing dust to swirl and decreasing visibility, prompting the countrys meteorology department to urge caution while outdoors. Link: http://dohanews.co/qatar-meteorologists-warn-of-impending-sandstorm/

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11
Nov-2015

PROTEST – Milan – Italian farmers continue to blockade the headquarters of Lactalis in Ospedaletto Lodigiano, for the third day, demanding a price increase for milk. Link: https://www.rt.com/news/321386-italy-farmers-besiege-tractors/

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11
Nov-2015

AIRPORT – Budapest – The computer failure affected about 15 departing flights. Media reported a growing crowd of passengers waiting patiently at the airport. Link: http://www.bud.hu/english/passengers/flight_information/departures

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STRIKE – Lufthansa Strike Update – Lufthansa has filed for temporary injunctions against the ongoing strike by cabin crew. Link: http://news.airwise.com/story/lufthansa-files-for-injunction-against-strike

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11
Nov-2015

SECURITY – Munich – 1,800 employees of Microsoft were evacuated after reports of a bomb alert in its Munich-area headquarters Link: https://www.rt.com/news/321420-munich-bomb-threat-evacuation/

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11
Nov-2015

AIRPORT – UPDATE- UFO has announced further strike action from Wednesday until Friday, between 4.00 and 23.59 on all flights from/ to Frankfurt, Munich and Dusseldorf. Link: http://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/Travel-information  

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AIRPORT – Cairo – International teams are inspecting security measures at Cairos international airport relating to passenger and cargo aircraft travelling to their countries. Link: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/11/10/international-inspectors-examine-scanning-passengers-cargo-and-baggage-at-cairo/?utm_source=feedburner

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Nov-2015

ITALY – Warning – AIRPORT – Venice – Arrivals are regulated due to fog. High delays. Link: http://www.veniceairport.it/en/flights/todays-flights.html

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06
Nov-2015

GERMANY – Warning – TRANSPORTATION – German airline Lufthansa will cancel 290 flights on Friday afternoon because of strike action by cabin crew over cost-saving measures. Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34745598

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06
Nov-2015

AUSTRIA – Warning – AIRPORT – Vienna – Lufthansa flights to and from Vienna may be affected of strike actions. We recommend all travelers to check the current flight status. Link: http://www.viennaairport.com/en/passengers

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04
Nov-2015

British travellers can apply to skip US immigration queues Visitors to the States will be able to join a scheme that will allow them to skip the notoriously long queues at US immigration from December following the expansion of Global Entry to British citizens. Global Entry, which is already available at 46 US airports and […]

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04
Nov-2015

Around 700 holiday flights cancelled due to volcanic eruption Bali and Lombok airports have been closed due to volcanic ash spewing from a volcano on one of the Indonesian islands. Authorities said Ngurah Rai airport in Bali, one of the busiest in Indonesia, will not reopen until Thursday morning, at the earliest. They said they […]

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04
Nov-2015

INDONESIA – Warning – AIRPORT – Banyuwangi – The eruption shut down flights at the Blimbingsari airport. A decision about reopening would be made early Thursday. Link:  http://news.yahoo.com/volcanic-eruption-closes-2-indonesian-airports-035912975.html

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03
Nov-2015

UNITED KINGDOM – Warning – AIRPORT – London – London City Airport LCY – Due to adverse weather conditions passengers are advised to contact airlines before travelling to the airport Link: http://www.londoncityairport.com/travelandbooking/arrivalsanddepartures

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AIR FRANCE TICKETS
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Oct 3: Strike in Spain / Barcelona Oct 5: Strike of Air France Oct 8: Strike of Italian Airports 13:00 – 17:00

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AIR FRANCE TICKETS
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Air France staff have called for a strike on October 5th. Travellers should be prepared for flight delays and cancellations.

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Warning – FRANCE – STRIKE – A 3-day air traffic controllers’ strike beginning March 25 is expected to disrupt flights at French airports. Information regarding the extent of the disruption has not yet been made available. Contact your airline in advance to confirm flight status Link: http://www.air-journal.fr/2015-03-23-greve-dans-le-controle-aerien-francais-du-25-au-27-mars-5141299.htmlWarning%20-%20FRANCE%20-%20STRIKE%20-%20A%203-day%20air%20traffic%20controllers’%20strike%20beginning%20March%2025%20is%20expected%20to%20disrupt%20flights%20at%20French%20airports.%20Information%20regarding%20the%20extent%20of%20the%20disruption%20has%20not%20yet%20been%20made%20available.%20Contact%20your%20airline%20in%20advance%20to%20confirm%20flight%20status

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Warning – GERMANY – STRIKE/TRANSPORTATION – Lufthansa pilots to go on strike Wednesday, affecting the airline’s short and medium-haul flights. Strike action is called by the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots union in an ongoing dispute with the airline over early retirement benefits. Walkout to last 24hrs, affecting flights throughout Germany. Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31917988  

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04
Mar-2015

Warning – SYRIA – SECURITY – US TRAVEL WARNING – US citizens advised against all travel to Syria. Link: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/syria-travel-warning.html

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Warning – EGYPT – BOMBING – Aswan – A bomb blast has killed at least two people in Aswan, a major tourist town in southern Egypt. Device was planted near a police station Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/03/01/399786/Bomb-blast-kills-2-two-in-Egypt

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STRIKE- Some airport personnel will be on strike for 4hrs, from 13:00 to 17:00 on Monday, April 13th. Link: http://www.summerinitaly.com/planning/strike.asp

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Due to a snow storm at Istanbul Ataturk Airport the majority of flights have been affected and some cancellations have occurred. Warning – TURKEY – TRANSPORTATION – Istanbul – Update – Turkish Airlines cancelled over 300 scheduled flights for Wednesday and Thursday following a snowstorm yesterday in Istanbul. Discount carrier Pegasus has also called off […]

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Public transportation in New York will shut down and only emergency vehicles will be allowed on the roads in 13 counties — and on the streets of New York City — as of 11 p.m., said Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The governors of Connecticut and Massachusetts also put travel bans in place ahead of what officials […]

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The National Weather Service has upgraded a blizzard watch to a blizzard warning for the central New Jersey coast all the way to the Canadian border, including Boston and New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio warns New Yorkers to “prepare for something worse” than what they have seen before. “We are facing most likely […]

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Jan-2015

Warning – NIGERIA – TRANSPORTATION – Air travel within Nigeria may stall beginning today, as all Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) in the employ of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) pledged to withdraw their services to local and foreign airlines. Travelers should contact their airline for flight information.

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Warning – GERMANY – AIRLINE STRIKE THREAT – Lufthansa pilots threaten strikes in the next few weeks after LH’s provoking restructuring announcement. No dates confirmed. Link: http://air.today/2990/  

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Warning – ITALY – AIR TRANSPORT – UPDATE – Unionized air traffic controllers with ENAV are set to strike nationwide on January 16 from 1 pm to 5 pm. The strike will cause disruptions to flights to and from Italy. Travelers are recommended to confirm their flight status with the airline. Link: http://scioperi.mit.gov.it/mit2/public/scioperi

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Please note that after the date of 31 December 2014, all types of passport must be valid for at least 6 months, otherwise the passengers will be rejected by the Turkish Authorities.

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