24 Aug

BRITISH AIRWAYS – BAPLA STRIKE ANNOUNCEMENT

Unfortunately, British Airways have announced that the strike will go ahead on September 9, 10 and 27, causing serious disruption to the travel plans of British Airways customers.

British Airways are now making changes to their schedule and have been sending cancellation messages since this morning. Notification emails are being sent to customers booked on flights during the strike period. This includes some cancellations on 8, 11 and 12 September due to crew rostering and positioning of aircraft.
If you have a flight booked with British Airways on those dates, it is likely that you will not be able to travel as planned. British Airways will be offering all affected customers full refunds or the option to re-book to another date, both of which we will manage on your behalf.

Flights on BA CityFlyer, SUN-AIR and Comair are not affected.

You do not need to contact British Airways, we will be in touch.

25 Apr

Sri Lanka FCO Advice Update

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office now advise against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka, due to the current evolving security situation following attacks on 21 April 2019.

12 Apr

Jet Airways suspends all international flights

Jet Airways have suspended all international flights until further notice.

Medway Travel will continue to monitor the situation.

15 Jan

Frankfurt Airport strike planned for Tuesday 15 January

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.

15 Jan

Amsterdam flight cancellations

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.

20 Dec

Gatwick airport flight disruption

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.

15 Nov

IST Airport Update

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:

29th December
BA680 LHR-IST

30th December
BA676 LHR-IST
BA675/677 IST-LHR

31st December
BA676/680 LHR-IST
BA677 IST-LHR

1st January
BA675 IST-LHR

1 Nov

Bringing medications into the UAE

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.

25 Oct

Potential national strike in Italy tomorrow

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:

  • Verona
  • Bologna
  • Venice
  • Linate, Milan
  • Malpensa, Milan
  • Pisa
17 Oct

Great Western Railway cancellations

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.

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