Incident bulletin 31st August 2018

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This week’s bulletin contains updates about: China, Spain, USA, India, South Korea.



Start date:     24th August
End date:      3rd September

Latest update: 
After successful agreements were reached at the end of last week, the Union representing the Security staff at Madrid Airport has called off the strike that was due to start on 25 August until 3 September 2018.


Start date:                       31st August
Expected end date:        End of September

Following heavy monsoon rains, severe floods have occurred in Southern India, specifically in the Kerala region on the Western side of the country. This has damaged the infrastructure of the regions roads, houses and other important structures. It is therefore expected that severe delays of between 14 days (most southern regions (Andhra Pradesh Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu) and 35 days can be expected for Kerala which has suffered the worst of the weather.

Start date:                   9th August
Expected end date:    1st September

Operations at Cochin International Airport (COK) have resumed on August 29 after a full closure since August 9 due to severe flooding in the area. Flight operations are expected to fully normalize on September 1.


Start date:             28th August
End date:              Ongoing

Reports indicate that one runway at Shenzhen Airport (SZX) has been temporarily closed on August 28 afternoon, following an emergency landing. Impacts on flight operations are likely to occur.

United States

Start date:                   20th August
End date:                    27th August

Operations have resumed in the wake of Hurricane Lane. All Post Offices will be open and providing mail delivery, pickup from blue USPS mailboxes and opening retail lobbies one hour earlier to accommodate anticipated demand, with the following exception:

Pepeekeo Post Office, 96783 — Closed due to flooding.

South Korea

Start date:                   29th August
Expected end date:    5th September

South Korea has been struck by a Typhoon. Due to this many flights at Incheon Airport in Seoul are canceled and delayed. This also affects the EMS items to Jeju-island. The delayed flights mainly concerns the following postcode: 63000 – 63644.

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