Incident bulletin 8th September 2017

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This week’s bulletin contains updates about: France, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, USA, Canada, Dominican Republic, St. Martin, Antigua and Bermuda, Ecuador and Panama.



Start date:  9th September
End date:   12th September

SPAF, the second largest Air France pilots’ union, has called its members to go on strike from 9 until 12 September.


Start date:  2nd September
End date:    30th December

The unions CCOO, UGT, and USO officially announced the 25-day strike by airport workers. From 15 September, about 7,000 workers at the airport operators „Aena“ and „Enaire“ will go on nationwide strikes at all airports in Spain. Flight delays and flight cancellations are possible on the following days: September: 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 October: 1, 6, 11, 15, 27, 30, 31 November: 3, 5 December: 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 Additionally, further airport strikes have been announced. Accordingly Eulen security workers will strike at Barcelona Airport (BCN) on September 02. Security staff at Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) threatens strike action on September 07.


Start date:  23rd August
End date:    ongoing

Swiss Post (CH) would like to inform that a landslide occurred on 23rd August 2017 and affecting Bergell/Egadin (Canton Graubünden) in the Eastern part of Switzerland is making it difficult, and in some parts even impossible, to deliver postal items in the postcode areas 7602 – 7610. Some households will stay evacuated for the next two months or even longer until the imminent danger of landslides has passed.

Denmark, Norway

Start date:  11th September
End date:    ongoing

SAS pilots represented by the Danish and Norwegian unions DPF, NSF und SNF threaten strike action. The strike will take place on September 11 at the earliest and will impact short-haul flights.


Start date:  9th September
End date :  ongoing

Major Category 5 Hurricane Irma is expected to hit South Florida the morning of Sunday, September 10, 2017, including the Miami area. High damaging and life-threatening winds with destructive hurricane conditions will impact the southeastern United States. In preparation, many flight cancellations and delays, airport and road closures have already begun. Severe weather will impact the transport, processing, and delivery of inbound & outbound operations in Florida, Georgia the Carolinas and surrounding areas.


Start date:  7th September
End date :  ongoing

​The Canadian Postal Exchange Office in Toronto is currently experiencing delays in its processing capacity and delivery. The delays are caused by a peak in their volumes. Canada Post and the customs authority are working on a solution. They have also informed that EMS, air parcels and Express products will be prioritised over non-priority items.

Dominican Republic

Start date:  7th September
End date :   ongoing

As a result of Hurricane Irma all mail services in the Dominican Republic are currently suspended.

St.Martin, Antigua and Bermuda

Start date:  6th September
End date :   ongoing

Hurricane Irma has caused severe disruption to the Caribbean Islands.
St. Martin, Antigua & Barbuda have sustained devastating damage resulted with many areas inhabitable and hence mail delivering impossible.


Start date:  7th September
End date :   ongoing

Postal deliveries to Ecuador are suspended as flights to the country are unavailable due to Hurricane Irma.


Start date:  6th September
End date :   7th September

Due to demonstrations and roadblocks in major urban centres, particularly in the capital Panama City, traffic disruptions are to be expected.






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