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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.
Severe thunderstorms across Europe are affecting several airports, with many airlines forced to reduce their flight capacity, resulting in delays.
Airlines have been forced to cancel scores of flights to, from and over France after French air traffic control unions joined the public sector walk-out.
Three unions representing French air traffic controllers joined the walk-out in solidarity with the nationwide public sector strike on Tuesday.
In all, French aviation authority the DGAC asked airlines to cut 20 percent of flights to, from and over France on Tuesday. In France flights leaving from Orly airport in Paris, Lyon and Marseille will be particularly affected although the DGAC warned that there would be “disruption throughout the country”.
Air France have announced flight cancellations for Tuesday 17th April and Wednesday 18th April due to several staff unions taking strike action. Air France expect to operate 70% of their flight schedule today. The flight schedule for Wednesday 18th April is on-going and will be made public later on today.
Air France have announced flight cancellations today (Wednesday 11th April) due to several staff unions taking strike action. The cancellations will affect:
German airline Lufthansa has announced it will cancel ‘more than 800’ flights on Tuesday 10th April as public sector workers walk out on strike.
Frankfurt airport has warned of ‘significant delays and cancellations’ affecting many airlines and has asked travellers to check with their carrier if their flight is going ahead.
The strikes will also affect Munich, Cologne and Bremen airports, as well as local transport.