Category - Travel Alerts

24
May

Bali: Airport cancels flights due to Mt Agung volcano eruption

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Bali’s airport has cancelled flights following an eruption of the Mount Agung volcano that spread ash over the south of the Indonesian island. The national disaster agency said the eruption Friday night lasted about four minutes and 30 seconds and spread lava and incandescent rocks about 3 kilometres from the crater. Nine […]

24
May

France: Lyon: parcel bomb explodes

Explosion in French city of Lyon leaves several people injured An explosion in the city of Lyon on Friday evening has injured at least seven people. The small blast occurred around 5:30 pm local time (11:30 am ET) in a central shopping area, near the intersection of Victor Hugo road and Sala road. Its cause […]

24
May

UK: Glasgow Airport: industrial action on June 7 and June 10

WORKERS at Glasgow Airport are to take industrial action on two days next month as part of a dispute over pensions and pay. Officials from the Unite trade union today confirmed its members will stage a walkout on Friday, June 7, and Monday, June 10, between the hours of 4am and 4pm. At the beginning […]

23
May

USA: JFK, LGA, delays due to weather

Due to WEATHER / THUNDERSTORMS, there is a Traffic Management Program in effect for traffic arriving La Guardia Airport, New York, NY (LGA). This is causing some arriving flights to be delayed an average of 2 hours and 24 minutes. General Departure Delays: Due to TM Initiatives:SWAP:WX, traffic is experiencing Gate Hold and Taxi delays […]

22
May

Egypt: Updated safety/security for Canadians

May 22: Latest updates: Risk level(s) – Removal of information on travel companies; Safety and security – Addition of recent attack on bus carrying tourists Safety and security The security situation in Egypt is unpredictable and certain regions of the country (for instance, North Sinai, Western Desert, etc.) are particularly volatile and should be avoided. […]

22
May

BA: from Oct 4, Heathrow to Kiev and St Petersburg stop

British Airways has confirmed it is to cease flights from London Heathrow to both Kiev and St Petersburg from October 4. In the case of St Petersburg, the carrier has been operating flights to the Russian city since 1971, but said that the route “is no longer commercially viable”. BA said that “We will work […]