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21
Mar

Belgium: Brussels airport affected by ATC

Brussels Airport has been hit hard by the Belgian Air Traffic Controllers’ strike action, which is causing delays of over two on some Brussels Airlines flights. The first issue was the impact on arrivals on Thursday morning, with a capacity limitation of 20 flights per hour in effect until 14:00. Due to the morning rush, […]

20
Mar

Italy: scheduled strikes

Monday, March 25, 2019 Some Air Italy personnel will be on strike for 24 hours. Please check with your ticket office whether this will affect your flight. Monday, March 25, 2019 Some Alitalia personnel will be on strike for 4 hours, from 10:00 to 14:00. Please check with your ticket office whether this will affect […]

18
Mar

The Netherlands: Utrecht: tram shooting

A gunman has opened fire inside a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, killing one person and injuring several others, reports say. The area in the west of the city has been cordoned off by authorities, and emergency services are at the scene. Authorities said the gunman is still at large. Police have asked […]

15
Mar

Greece: Athens Airport: some planes searched after hijack warning

Police searching three planes from London after hijack warning Three flights from London that landed at Athens’s International Airport on Friday afternoon were led to an isolated section of the airfield after authorities received a phone call warning of possible hijacks of the planes. According to initial information, passengers from the first plane have already […]

14
Mar

Europe: 2021: New travel authorization required for non EU visitors

As of 2021, citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, plus citizens of 53 other countries, who are planning to travel to Europe will need to apply online for a travel authorization through the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS). This authorization is mandatory for citizens of countries who currently do […]

14
Mar

Germany: Hamburg airport: ground staff strike March 14

Despite the school holidays, the union Verdi has announced a so-called ‘warning strike’ for Thursday at Hamburg Airport, affecting at least 30,000 passengers. Baggage handlers, aircraft cleaners and bus drivers in the airport service downed their tools at 12.30pm. The strike was set to last until midnight. The airport reacted with sharp criticism. “We consider […]