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Winter Storm Quinn is set to conclude its cross-country US journey as a Northeast coastal storm. Heavy snow and strong winds are forecast for the coming days, contributing to difficult travel conditions and potential power outages.
Airline / Weather update
Ryanair have announced that all remaining flights to / from Dublin today (Wednesday 28th February) are cancelled.
All other airline flight departures are subject to delays and late notice cancellation.
Central Scotland is currently under a Red weather alert until 10am Thursday 1st March – Travel disruptions are expected.
Snow is falling across the UK as bitterly cold weather sweeps in from Russia.
Yellow and amber weather warnings for snow are in place for the week across the country.
By the evening of Wednesday 28th February , more than 20cm of snow could have accumulated in some parts of the UK and, as a result, travellers could face severe disruption, with hazardous conditions expected.
If you are due to travel over the next 72 hours, please rest assured that we will make every effort to keep you fully informed, however, we do also strongly recommend that you check with the appropriate supplier for the very latest information.
Should you wish to reschedule and avoid any potential delay please contact a member of our team today.
Air France have announced it will only carry out three in four planned flights today (Thursday 22nd February) and warned of travel delays and disruptions after worker unions called a strike over pay. According to the airline’s forecast, only half of the long-haul flights leaving Paris today will be going ahead which will cover 75% of middle distance flights to and from the city’s Charles de Gaulle airport.
Disruptions to short flights will be less onerous, though the airline forecast it will cover only 85% of those. In all, the strikes will hit a quarter of all Air France flights.
London City Airport is closed and all flights cancelled after WWII bomb is found in King George V dock. All flights in and out of London City on Monday are cancelled and an exclusion zone is in place in the immediate area.
It hit about 300km south-east of Kodiak at a depth of 10km at 00:31 (09:31 GMT), the US Geological Survey said.
The US National Weather Service says a warning is in effect for the coasts of British Columbia and Alaska, while the US west coast is on tsunami watch.
Officials in Anchorage warned coastal areas, saying there was “extraordinary threat to life or property”.
The alert told people to seek refuge on higher ground in affected areas.
The NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said that, based on the preliminary earthquake parameters, “widespread hazardous tsunami waves were possible”.
Air France-KLM have cancelled 228 European flights planned for the morning of Thursday 18th January to and from Amsterdam’s Schipol airport. The cancellations are due to an expected storm which will disrupt ground handling operations. Passengers of other flights should expect delays throughout the day.
A 24-hour strike in the air transport sector could affect the schedule of Alitalia flights on Friday 19th January. Flights set to operate on this day during the peak times of 7am – 10am and 6pm – 9pm (Italian time) will operate as scheduled.
Following a fatality involving Eurostar train 9018 (10.24 departure from London to Paris) on the French LGV line near Longueil, the following Eurostar trains have been cancelled.
9050 – 19:01 departure from London to Paris
9043 – 16:13 departure from Paris to London
9059 – 20:13 departure from Paris to London
The remaining trains travelling on the London to Paris route are subject to delays of up to 2 hours.
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Public transit workers have announced a possible nationwide, 24-hour strike on January 4. Arriva, Connexxion, EBS, Syntus and Qbuzz services could be affected.