Incident bulletin 23rd June 2017

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This week’s bulletin contains updates about: Portugal, Germany, USA, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan.


Start date:  24th June
End date :  25th June

Private security staff at all airports across Portugal, including those in Azores and Madeira, plan to go on a 48-hour strike.


Start date: 22nd June
End date :

Severe weather caused considerable disruption in rail, road and air traffic on 22 June, particularly in northern and eastern Germany. Major railway routes have been interrupted, and highway sections were closed. Flights at Berlin’s Tegel and Schoenefeld airports were either canceled or delayed.


Start date: 19th June
End date :  ongoing

Severe weather in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic caused hundreds of flight cancellations and delays from and to the following US airports:
New York-LaGuardia (LGA), Newark (EWR), Boston Logan Int’l (BOS), John F. Kennedy Int’l (JFK), Chicago O’Hare Int’l (ORD),Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Washington-Ronald-Reagan-National (DCA), Philadelphia (PHL), Baltimore (BWI), Washington-Dulles-Int’l (IAD), Atlanta (ATL), Detroit (DTW)


Start date: 20th June
End date :  ongoing

Australia Post reports on expected delivery delays for some Express Post parcels in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania due to technical aircraft issues.


Start date: 30th June
End date :

Several trade unions in Brazil have called for a general strike to shut down Brazil’s largest cities.


Start date: 16th June
End date :  ongoing

Severe weather affected central and southern Chile, causing flooding, damage to buildings and roads as well as power outages. The regions of Biobío and Araucanía were most affected. Also in Santiago Metropolitan Region, many roads were inundated.

Sri Lanka

Start date: 26th June
End date :

Postal unions in Sri Lanka announced to launch further strike action. Unless averted, delays in mail processing and delivery are expected.


Start date: 1st July
End date :  31st July

Samarkand International Airport (SKD) will be closed for runway reconstruction. Uzbekistan Airways will be operating no flights to the airport during this period.


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