France: public sector strike on May 22; air traffic controllers to take part

Event Multiple unions representing public sector workers have called for a national strike to take place on Tuesday, May 22. Air traffic controllers have announced they will take part and, as such, significant flight disruptions are possible. Other transportation disruptions, e.g. affecting rail and public transit services, are also possible. Associated protests with the potential […]


Germany: Ground crew threaten to strike April 10-11

German Union Verdi is calling for a strike at the two busiest airports in Germany: Frankfurt and Munich. This is according to a post on NOP, the Network Operation Portal. NOP is known for being well informed. The strike will have an impact on check in, baggage handling, security checks and the airport fire departments. […]


Delhi: Bomb threat Air India Flight AI 020

Following a specific bomb threat call to the Air India office at Delhi Airport on Wednesday afternoon, an Air India Dreamliner has been taken to the remote bay for thorough security checks. The bomb threat call came when 248 passengers had boarded the flight, AI 020, for its 2.25 pm departure to Kolkata. “The AI […]


Japan: Mt. Shinmoe erupted

A volcano in Japan erupted early on Wednesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. No one was injured. Mt. Shinmoe, one of the 50 active volcanos constantly under watch of the agency, erupted around 5.34 a.m. (local time) and the plume rose some 300 meters above the crater, said the agency, Xinhua reported. It was the […]


Sydney: SYD flight cancellations due to weather

Almost 30 flights have been cancelled or delayed on Friday as airlines grapple with the fall-out from Thursday’s wild weather that caused chaos at Sydney Airport. Queues have been growing at Sydney Airport’s domestic terminals since early in the morning as passengers whose flights were cancelled in Thursday’s high winds attempt to get on re-booked […]