Incident bulletin 22nd February 2019

Incident bulletins are sent weekly with information about situations that affect postal distribution.

This week’s bulletin contains updates about: Great Britain, Finland, USA, Slovenia, India, Sweden, Jamaica.


Great Britain

Start date:    22nd February
End date:     Ongoing

Flight operations disrupted due to dense fog: low visibility due to dense fog has affected airport operations in the wider London area. Many flights at London Gatwick, London Stansted, London Heathrow and London City airports have been delayed or cancelled.


Start date:                   23rd February
Expected end date:    11th March

Lockout affects airport operations: a group representing air traffic controllers plans to impose a one-week lockout at eight Finnish airports on February 23. Further lockouts are also planned for March 4 and March 11. Flight disruptions are likely to occur.

United States

Start date:    21st February
End date:     Ongoing

Winter storm impacts road traffic: Winter Storm Quiana has been causing notable transportation network disruptions across several southwestern states since February 21. Winter storm warnings have been in effect for areas in Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico.


Start date:    19th February
End date:     Unknown

Postal workers threaten to strike: it has been reported that employees of Post of Slovenia threaten to embark on strike on February 19 to demand better working conditions. A strike would significantly affect national and international postal deliveries.


Start date:    20st February
End date:     Unknown

Strike likely to impact airport operations: it has been reported that 10,000 workers of the Airports Authority of India will begin an indefinite strike against the privatization of airports on February 20. The strike is expected to have an impact on airport operations in multiple states.

Technical problems

Start date:    18th December 2018
End date:     11th February 2019

PostNord Group AB informs other Union member countries and their designated operators that the problem with transmission of EDI data for mail originating from the NOOSLO international mail processing centre has now been resolved, and EDI transmissions resumed on 11 February 2019.


Start date:    14th February
End date:     18th February

Jamaica Posta informs other Union member countries and their designated operators that it has been able to access the Internet only intermittently since 6.00 local time on Thursday, 14 February 2019. This has been hampering the production of documents and sending of electronic messages, affecting outbound dispatches of all classes. The sending of the electronic messages for inbound mail is also disrupted.

United States

Start date:    17th February
End date:     19th February

The United States Postal Service (USPS) informs other Union member countries and their designated operators that the issues surrounding missing USPS EDI messages have been resolved and the situation is back to normal. The backlog of events has been processed and all should be current going forward.
USPS thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding.

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