Optimise Your Travel01622 608260
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.
Later this week, hurricane Florence is forecast to bring ‘life-threatening’ weather conditions to the US states of North Carolina and South Carolina, with coastal Georgia and Virginia also threatened.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has updated its travel advice to the US east coast region, warning that the storm is expected to intensify in the coming days. Hurricane Florence has the potential to make landfall on Thursday morning in coastal North Carolina as a ‘major hurricane’ bringing 140 mph winds.
There has also been a major hurricane alert issued for the Caribbean. Hurricane Isaac is also forecast to strike on Thursday affecting several islands including St Lucia and Barbados, Antigua, Barbuda, the Dominican Republic, Grenada and the British Virgin Islands.
Please check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website for the most up to date information.
Ryanair is set to cancel over 400 flights across Europe on Friday 10th August due to pilot strikes in Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Ireland and the Netherlands.
Normal service is scheduled to start again on Saturday 11th August.
Belgian rail have planned strikes taking place from 10th to 11th July 2018. This is affecting all services and onward connections from approximately 03:00 on July 10th until the last train on July 11th.
Eurostar services are not affected but onward connections may be, preventing passengers from reaching their destination.
Eurostar have confirmed a number of trains will be cancelled on Thursday 7th June and Friday 8th June due to SNCF industrial action in France. This is expected to cause the remaining services to be busier than normal as well as possibly delayed. Please check before you travel.