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Incident bulletin 31st March 2017

This week’s bulletin contains updates about: Belgium, Italy, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Thailand.

Belgium

Start date: 28th March
End date: not known

Bpost has advised that all inbound and outbound postal items will be subject to delay due to an unannounced industrial action by staff of Avia Partner, one of the ground handling companies at Brussels Airport. Please note that service delays are expected.

Italy

Start date: 5th April
End date: 6th April

The following nationwide aviation strikes have been announced in Italy:

  • Alitalia personnel (0 – 11:59 p.m.)
  • Air Italy personnel (0 – 11:59 p.m.)
  • Airport workers at Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa airports (0 – 11:59 p.m.)
  • Aviation services personnel at Rome-Fiumicino and Rome-Ciampino airports (12 – 4 p.m.)
USA

Start date: 30th March
End date:

High winds caused numerous flight cancellations and delays to/from Las Vegas McCarran (LAS) airport.

Canada

Start date: 30th March
End date: ongoing

Canada Post informs about the weather-related suspension of mail delivery in Nova Scotia, affecting certain regions of Cape Breton Island.

Australia

Start date: 30th March
End date: ongoing

Australia Post has advised that as of 30 March 2017, all postal services in Queensland (postcodes 4xxx) have been suspended due to the severe weather, affecting delivery and lodgement across all mail products. Please note that service delays are expected.

Start date: 14th March
End date: 27th March

Earlier reported weather warnings across northern New South Wales (postcode areas 2204, 2429, 2460, 2480, 2481, 2482, 2484, 2602, 2605, 2606, 2611, 2612, 2614, 2615, 2780, 2902, 2913 and 2914) have been lifted. All postal services are operating as normal.

New Zealand

Start date: 29th March
End date: ongoing

Heavy rainfall and flooding caused road closures in parts of the Auckland region, including Ramarama and Pukekohe. Further heavy rainfall is forecast in Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Coromandel Peninsula, Rotorua and Waikato.
Flight operations at Wellington Airport (WLG) resumed on March 30.
On South Island, weather conditions prompted flight disruptions at Dunedin (DUN) and Invercargill (IVC) airports.

Indonesia

Start date: 27th March
End date: ongoing

According to official information, there are currently increased volcanic activities and earthquakes across Indonesia. Lombok is currently experiencing flight cancellations and delays due to the volcanic ash of Mount Rinjani. Some flight services between Australia and Bali have also been cancelled.

Thailand

Start date: 27th March
End date: ongoing

Heavy rainfall has caused flooding and traffic disruptions in Bangkok. According to meteorologists, more rainfall is expected throughout Thailand in the coming days. As a result, delivery delays are to be expected.

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