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Flights into key US airports are being delayed due to staffing issues in air traffic control, the Federal Aviation Administration has advised.
New York’s LaGuardia airport, Newark airport in New Jersey and Philadelphia airport in Pennsylvania are all reported as being affected.
Due to a strike by security personnel there will be significant disruption at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday, 15 January.
Lufthansa is advising customers not to travel to the airport during the strike period, but stresses that this does not apply to transit passengers changing flights at Frankfurt. Lufthansa has also said that customers with flights scheduled to depart Frankfurt may change their ticket free of charge to any date up to 20 January.
Dutch air carrier KLM will cancel 159 European flights to and from Amsterdam on Tuesday 8th January due to an expected storm.
Heavy winds will limit traffic at Amsterdam Schiphol airport, Europe’s third largest, to only one runway.
All arriving and departing flights from Gatwick Airport have been suspended, while reports of drones flying close to the airfield are investigated.
Gatwick Airport have advised anyone flying from the airport, or collecting someone, to check the status of their flight.
Police are working with Gatwick Airport to get the issue resolved as soon as possible.
From 1st January 2019, BA services in Istanbul, will operate from the new International Airport which is located in Arnavutkoy district on the European side of the city. The old Ataturk Airport will close for schedule services on 31st December 2018. To prepare for the move, Turkish Authorities are restricting flights to/from IST on Sunday 30th and Monday 31st December 2018.
The following British Airways services will now be cancelled:
The UAE (which includes Dubai and Abu Dhabi) has announced that some prescribed and over the counter medicines that are available in the UK are considered controlled substances and cannot be brought into the country without prior permission from the UAE Ministry of Health.
This applies both to travellers staying in the country and those transiting through. Guidelines on carrying personal medication into the UAE and a list of controlled medicines can be found on the UAE Ministry of Health website. For further information please also see the medication section on the FCO travel advice for the UAE.
A national strike could take place in Italy tomorrow, Friday 26th October. If the strike does go ahead flights to and from the following airports will be affected:
All Great Western Railway (GWR) trains between Paddington and Slough are cancelled until at least midday today, Wednesday 17th October, due to damaged overhead cables.
Trains between Paddington and Heathrow airport are also affected.
Network Rail expects services to be affected all day.
The east coast of the US is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Michael, which is expected to reach Florida in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Experts have warned the storm may intensify as it travels over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and could potentially produce winds of 110mph later today, Tuesday 9th October.
Most airports are expected to operate as usual during Tuesday morning. However, Tallahassee International Airport has warned cancellations may be expected as early as Tuesday afternoon.
Powerful Typhoon Trami is heading towards Japan and is expected to make landfall on the Ryuku Islands, including Okinawa, by Saturday.
The islands have been told to prepare for powerful winds, flash flooding and power outages. Japan Airlines has warned there may be disruptions to flights.