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Global Event Observer

The Observer informs you about current international events that might affect your  international letter or packet shipments.

Coming Weeks

Portugal 18-Mar-18-Apr TAP Portugal – Possible Strike:
The National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) has given strike notice from 18 March to 18 April.
Further details are not yet known.
United States 31-Mar-12-Jun San Francisco International Airport (SFO) – Possible Flight Delays:
Over the next four months, one of the runways at San Francisco International Airport will be shut down during several weekends for a major maintenance project.
The closures are scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday through noon the following Monday on the weekends of:
March 31
April 7, 21 and 28
May 5, 12 and 19
June 2 and 9
During this period, some flight delays are anticipated.
China 02-29-Apr PEK – Runway Repairs at Beijing Capital International Airport:
One of Beijing Capital International Airport’s three runways will be closed for repairs.  
Numerous domestic flights are scheduled to be cancelled during this period.
International flights will not be impacted.
United States 05-09-Apr ATL – More Flight Cancellations and Flight Delays from/to Atlanta:
Due to severe weather, hundreds of flights from and to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) have again been canceled or were delayed.
Delta Air Lines had to cancel numerous flights last week.
Spain 7-Apr-28-May Mallorca (PMI) – Strike Announcement by Ground Staff at Palma de Mallorca:
The union Acciona has called on the ground staff at Palma de Mallorca Airport to go on strike on the following days in April and May:
07 April 13 - 15 p.m.
12 April 20 - 23 p.m.
18 April 13 - 15 p.m.
29 April 08 - 10 a.m.

03 May 20 - 23 p.m.
08 May 13 - 15 p.m.
18 May 11 - 13 a.m.
28 May 20 - 23 p.m.
Please be prepared for possible flight disruptions.
United States 10-Apr Chicago (ORD) – Flight Disruptions to/from Chicago:
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) reported numerous flight cancellations and delays.
Costa Rica 11-Apr Juan Santamaria Day / Battle of Rivas – National
India 11-Apr Uttar Pradesh: Hazarat Ali's Birthday – Regional
Iran 11-Apr Imam Ali's Birthday – National
Israel 11-Apr Pessah (First Day) – National
United States 11-Apr

Guatemala – Suspension of Mail Services to Guatemala:
According to media reports, the United States Postal Service will suspend most mail services to Guatemala until further notice.
The suspension affects:

  • Priority Mail Express International (PMEI)
  • Priority Mail International (PMI)
  • International Priority Airmail (IPA)
  • International Surface Air Lift (ISAL)
  • M-Bag

For already deposited items to Guatemala, the USPS will endorse them as "Mail Service Suspended - Return to Sender" and then place them in the mailstream for return.

New Zealand 11-14-Apr Current Weather Situation in New Zealand:
According to media reports, New Zealand is still impacted by ongoing flooding.
Further heavy rainfall is forecast, particularly affecting the north-central parts of South Island as well as North Island.
India 13-Apr Odisha (Orissa): Maha Visubha Sankranti – Regional
India 13-Apr Haryana, Jammu / Kashmir, Punjab: Vaisakhi / Baisakhi – Regional
India 13-Apr Tripura: Biju Festival – Regional
Lots of Countries (Worldwide) 13-Apr Maundy Thursday – National
Guatemala 13-Apr Suspension of Postal Services to Guatemala:
The Deutsche Post (OE Frankfurt) has suspended postal services to Guatemala since 13 April 2017.
Incoming letters and parcels will be stored at OE Frankfurt until further notice. 
New Zealand 13-14-Apr Severe Weather in New Zealand:
According to meteorologists, Cyclone Cook is forecast to make landfall in the Bay of Plenty region on April 13 before reaching Wellington on April 14. It is expected to cause widespread flooding, landslides and wind damages.
A state of emergency has been declared in the district of Thames-Coromandel. Flight disruptions have been reported to/from Wellington International (WLG), Auckland (AKL) and Napier (NPE) airports.
New Zealand Post informs about postal disruptions due to the severe weather conditions. Please refer to the New Zealand Post website regarding details and status updates.
Sri Lanka 13-14-Apr Sinhala and Tamil New Year – National
India 13-15-Apr Assam: Bohag Bihu – Regional
Thailand 13-15-Apr Thai New Year's Day – National
Portugal 13-17-Apr OPO, LIS, FNC, PXO – Possible Strike by Security Staff at Four Portuguese Airports:
Airport security employees in Portugal threaten to go on strike at Porto, Lisbon, Funchal and Porto Santo airports. Minor to major disruptions to airport security operations are possible.
India 14-Apr Puducherry, Tamil Nadu: Tamil New Year's Day – Regional
India 14-Apr Kerala, Puducherry: Vishu – Regional
India 14-Apr 15 staates: Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti – Regional
India 14-Apr Tripura, West Bengal: Bengali New Year's Day / Vaisakh / Masadi – Regional
Lots of Countries (Worldwide) 14-Apr Good Friday – National
Cambodia 14-17-Apr Cambodian New Year's Day – National
Iran 14-17-Apr Northwest – Severe Flooding in Northwestern Iran:
Major flooding triggered by heavy rains hit northwestern Iran.     
Six provinces were affected; the districts of Ajabshir and Azarshahr in East Azerbaijan province have been worst hit.
France 14-18-Apr Announcement of Rail Strike in France:  
According to media reports, French railway unions CGT and FGAAC-CFDT have announced a nationwide rail strike.
The strike is expected to impact not only SNCF operations, but also TGV, Eurostar, Thalys and Lyria.
Guatemala 15-Apr Suspension of International Mail Services to/from Guatemala:
Correos y Telegrafos Guatemala informs that due to staffing difficulties, it has accumulated a backlog of parcels. In order to clear this backlog, it is suspending the inward and outward transmission of international mail.
The designated operators of other countries are therefore asked to hold back any mail destined for Guatemala until further notice.
India 15-Apr Kerala, Puducherry: Vishu Holiday – Regional
India 15-Apr Himachal Pradesh: Himachal Day – Regional
Lots of Countries (Worldwide) 15-Apr Holy Saturday – National
Malaysia 15-Apr Melaka: State Public Holiday – Regional
Philippines 15-Apr Black Saturday – National
Lots of Countries (Worldwide) 16-Apr Easter Sunday – National
United States 16-17-Apr District of Columbia: Emancipation Day – Regional
Kazakhstan 16-19-Apr Floods in Seven Regions of Kazakhstan:
Flooding has been reported in the following regions of Kazakhstan over the last few days: Akmola, Aktobe, East Kazakhstan, Zhambyl, Karaganda, Kostanay, North Kazakhstan.
Emergency situations have been declared in Aktobe as well as in the districts of Gabit Musirepov (North Kazakhstan) and Beskaragay (East Kazakhstan).
Israel 17-Apr Pessah (Last Day) – National
Lots of Countries (Worldwide) 17-Apr Easter Monday – National
Thailand 17-Apr Thai New Year's Holiday – National
United States 17-Apr Maine, Massachusetts: Patriot's Day – Regional
United States 17-Apr Texas (DFW) – Weather-Related Flight Cancellations from/to Dallas / Fort Worth:
Stormy weather led to numerous flight cancellations and numerous delays from and to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Australia 18-Apr Tasmania: Easter Tuesday – Regional
New Zealand 18-Apr Southland: Provincial Anniversary Day – Regional
Italy 18/21-Apr Announcement of Aviation Strikes in Italy:
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport informs about nationwide aviation strikes. Besides the aviation unions' call for a general strike on April 21, the strike will be supported as follows:
- Air Traffic Controllers
- Airlines: Alitalia SAI/Meridiana Fly/Italian EasyJet flight crews
- Ground Staff at Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino, Milan Malpensa, Turin, Venice and Padua On April 18, plane refuellers at ENI Air Services will also stage a nationwide strike. Unless averted, significant flight disruptions are expected. Please refer to the website of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport regarding up-to-date strike information.
Zimbabwe 18-Apr Independence Day – National
Costa Rica 18-Apr Volcano Eruptions in Costa Rica – Possible Flight Disruptions:
According to the Federal Foreign Office, disruptions in air traffic around the capital San José are currently to be expected due to the two active volcanoes Póas and Turrialba.
Venezuela 19-Apr Independence Declaration Day – National
Colombia 19-Apr Manizales – Landslides in Western Colombia:
Heavy rainfall triggered numerous landslides in the Colombian city of Manizales which destroyed houses and made several roads impassable.
Venezuela 19 / 20 / 22 / 24-Apr-17 Protests and Roadblocks in Venezuela:
Demonstrations and protests in several regions of Venezuela are currently causing traffic disruptions.  
In the course of mass protests on 19 April, numerous main traffic arteries in Caracas were blocked.
Violent protests also took place on 20 April, amongst others in Maracaibo, Valencia, San Cristobal and Caracas. Numerous businesses remained closed.
A nationwide silent march is scheduled for 22 April, and a "national blockade" of roads is planned for 24 April.
Iceland 20-Apr First Day of Summer – National
India 20-Apr Tripura: Garia Puja – Regional
Brazil 21-Apr Tiradentes Day – National
United States 21-Apr Texas: San Jacinto Day – Regional
Italy 21-Apr Air Traffic Controllers Will Not Participate in Tomorrow’s Strike:
Italian air traffic controllers have cancelled their strike announced.
The strikes by ground staff and aircraft personnel of several airlines will take place as scheduled.
United States 21-24-Apr San Francisco (SFO) – Flight Disruptions in San Francisco (SFO):
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) informs about several hundred flight cancellations and delays due to maintenance work at the airport's second largest runway over the weekend.
Please refer to the airport's website regarding details on further planned runway closures.
India 23-Apr Bihar: Veer Kunvar Singh Jayanti – Regional
Turkey 23-Apr National Sovereignty and Children's Day – National
Brunei Darussalam 24-Apr Isra Mikraj (The Prophet's Ascension) – National
Canada 24-Apr Newfoundland and Labrador: George Day – Regional
Indonesia 24-Apr The Prophet's Ascension – National
Malaysia 24-Apr Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis: Israk dan Mikraj – Regional
Philippines 24-Apr Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao: The Prophet's Ascension – Regional
Spain 24-Apr Catalonia: Day of Catalonia – Regional
Spain 24-Apr Aragón: St. George's Day – Regional
United Arab Emirates 24-Apr The Prophet's Ascension – National
United States 24-Apr Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi: Confederate Memorial Day – Regional
India 25-Apr Possible Postal Strike in India:
According to media reports, an indefinite strike has been called by the All India Gramin Dak Sevaks Union (AIGDSU).
Israel 25-Apr General Public Sector Strike in Israel:
The General Federation of Labor in Israel (Histadrut) has announced a general public sector strike.
Brazil 28-Apr Announcement of General Strike in Brazil:
Brazil's main trade unions have announced a general strike.
The transport and logistic union CNTTL-CUT, also representing the aviation sector, ports and public transport, has called on its members to participate as well.
Lithuania 14-Jul-17-Aug Vilnius (VNO) – Temporary Closure of Vilnius International Airport (VNO):
Vilnius International Airport (VNO) will be temporarily closed due to construction work at the runway.
During this time, 14 out of 16 airlines will redirect traffic to Kaunas Airport (KUN).
Portugal 1-2-May Acores – Announcement of Aviation Strike in Portugal:
The National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) has announced strike measures by SATA Air Acores and SATA International flight crews and ground staff.

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Past Events

Indonesia 27-Mar Flight Disruptions in Indonesia:
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 27-Mar Heavy Rainfall in Thailand:
Heavy rainfall has caused flooding and traffic disruptions in Bangkok.
According to meteorologists, more rainfall is expected throughout Thailand in the coming days.
Australia 27-Mar Queensland – Postal Disruptions in Queensland:
Cyclone Debbie reached the Australian northeast coast on March 28, causing flooding, property damage and power failures in Queensland.
Townsville (TSV) and Mackay (MKY) airports remain closed until further notice. Flight disruptions were also reported at Cairns Airport (CNS).
Australia Post informs that weather warnings have been issued March 27 across North Queensland (postcodes 4740 - 4741, 4750 - 4751, and 4798 - 4820). Heavy rainfall is predicted, causing flash flooding.
Canada 27-Mar Quebec – Weather-Related Delivery Disruptions in Quebec:
Canada Post informs about current weather-related delivery disruptions in Quebec, affecting the regions of Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Trois-Rivières. 
Australia 28-Mar New South Wales – Resumption of Postal Services in New South Wales:
Australia Post informs that the 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) ended on March 27, and all postal services are again operating as normal.
India 28-Mar Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh: Gudi Padva / Ugadi / Cheti Chand – Regional
Indonesia 28-Mar Hindu New Year – National
United States 28-Mar US | New York (JFK, LGA), Newark (EWR):
Weather conditions prompted hundreds of flight cancellations and delays to and from John. F. Kennedy International (JFK), Newark (EWR) and LaGuardia (LGA) airports.
Belgium 28-Mar Brussels (BRU) – Postal Disruptions due to Strike Action at Brussels Airport:
bpost informs that due to unannounced industrial action at Brussels Airport (BRU) by staff of the ground handling company Avia Partner, mails arriving or departing by the following airlines are suffering delays:   
HU – Hainan Airlines, JP – Adria Airways, OU – Croatia Airlines, SQ – Singapore Airlines, OK – Czech Airlines, TG – Thai Airways, LY –  El Al Airlines, BA – British Airways, IB – Iberia, RU – Air Bridge Cargo Airlines, ET – Ethiopian Airlines, A3 – Aegean Airlines, TK – Turkish Airlines
All inbound and outbound postal items (letter post, parcel and EMS) will be for 24 hours.
There's currently no official information on the duration of the strike action.
India 29-Mar Puducherry, Tamil Nadu: Telugu New Year's Day – Regional
Mauritius 29-Mar Ougadi – National
Australia 29-Mar Queensland – Current Situation in Queensland:
Although meteorologists have now downgraded Cyclone Debbie, some areas are still likely to be affected by heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Especially affected are the Central Coast and the Whitsunday Islands.
The Townsville (TSV) and Mackay (MKY) airports have resumed operations.
New Zealand 29-Mar Wellington (WLG) – Flight Disruptions at Wellington Airport:
Wellington Airport (WLG) reports that all flights have been suspended due to current weather conditions.
New Zealand 29-Mar Poor Weather Conditions across New Zealand:
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.
Australia 29-31Mar Queensland – New Severe Weather Warnings for Queensland:
Tropical Low Debbie has prompted heavy rainfall and flash flooding around Brisbane and at the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, causing flight disruptions at Gold Coast (OOL) and Brisbane (BNE) airports.
New severe weather warnings have been issued for March 30 and 31 for Capricornia, Wide Bay, Burnett, Darling Downs, Granite Belt, Southeast Coast and parts of the Central Coast, Whitsunday Islands, Central Highlands, Coalfields and Maranoa and Warrego districts.
Please refer to the Australia Post website regarding status updates about areas affected by delivery disruptions and post office closures.
Trinidad and Tobago 30-Mar Spiritual Baptist Day – National
Australia 30-Mar Queensland, New South Wales – Severe Weather in Queensland and New South Wales:
Australia Post informs that all postal services in Queensland (postcodes 4xxx) are suspended as of March 30, affecting delivery and lodgement across all products. All services will resume when it is safe to do so.
According to media reports, around 200 roads across Queensland remain closed.
A severe weather warning has been issued for a large area of New South Wales. Lismore Airport (LSY) has been closed. Heavy rainfall and high winds are forecast along the coast down to Sydney.
Please refer to the Australia Post website regarding status updates about areas in Queensland and New South Wales affected by delivery disruptions and post office closures.
Canada 30-Mar Toronto (YYZ) – Weather-Related Flight Disruptions in Toronto:
Winterly weather conditions prompted flight disruptions to/from Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) airport.
Canada 30-Mar Nova Scotia – Weather-Related Delivery Disruptions in Nova Scotia:
Canada Post informs about the weather-related suspension of mail delivery in Nova Scotia, affecting certain regions of Cape Breton Island.
Please refer to the Canada Post website regarding status updates.
United States 30-Mar Las Vegas (LAS) – Weather-Related Flight Disruptions in Las Vegas:
High winds caused numerous flight cancellations and delays to/from Las Vegas McCarran (LAS) airport.
Belgium 31-Mar Brussels (BRU) – End Of Strike at Brussels Airport:
bpost reports that the industrial action by staff of Aviapartner, one of the ground handling companies at Brussels Airport, has ended and operations are back to normal.
Canada 31-Mar Newfoundland – Weather-Related Delivery Disruptions in Newfoundland:
Canada Post reports on current weather-related delivery disruptions in most regions of Newfoundland, with the exception of areas in and around Stephenville, Corner Brook and Deer Lake. Please refer to the Canada Post website regarding status updates.
India 31-Mar Jharkhand: Sarhul – Regional
Malta 31-Mar Freedom Day – National
United States 31-Mar California, Colorado, Texas: César Chávez Day – Regional
Columbia 1-Apr Mocoa – Severe Flooding in Colombia:
Severe Flooding and mudslides have caused serious devastations and massive damage to the infrastructure in the city of Mocoa in southern Colombia.
In total, 17 districts are affected. Land links to the city are interrupted.
A state of emergency has been declared for the affected region.
India 1-Apr Odisha (Orissa): Utkal Dibas / Orissa Day – Regional
Iran 1-Apr Islamic Republic Day – National
Cyprus 1-Apr Greek Cypriot Day (EOKA Day) – National
Argentina 2-Apr Day of the Veterans and Fallen of the Malvinas War – National
Iran 2-Apr Nature Day – National
Australia 3-Apr NSW, Queensland – Resumption of Postal Services in NSW and Queensland:
Australia Post reports that operations in most areas across Queensland and New South Wales have resumed. However, clean-up operations and road closures will continue to cause some delays. Please refer to the Australia Post website regarding details and status updates.
Taiwan 3-Apr Public Holiday – National
United States 3-Apr ATL – Massive Flight Delays from and to Atlanta Airport:
Severe thunderstorms resulted in numerous flight delays and flight cancellations from/to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Italy 3-Apr Poste Italiane – Delays in Data Transmission at Poste Italiane:
Poste Italiane is experiencing delays in inbound and outbound letter mail processing and data transmission, both at dispatch and item level, in conjunction with the upgrade of IPS, new version 2016.
Canada 3-Apr Newfoundland – Suspension of Mail Delivery in Central Newfoundland:
Canada Post reports that, in light of the severe weather conditions in central Newfoundland, including regions of Clarenville, Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor, mail delivery is currently suspended.
Italy 4-6-Apr
Alitalia – Alitalia Flight Cancellations due to Aviation Strikes:
Due to the aviation strikes in Italy on 5 April, Alitalia was forced to cancel several flights between the late evening of 4 April and the early morning of 6 April.  

Hong Kong,
Macao (China), Taiwan
4-Apr Tomb Sweeping Day – National
India 4-Apr 11 states: Ram Navami – Regional
Taiwan 4-Apr Children's Day – National
New Zealand 4-Apr Flooding in New Zealand:
The remnants of Cyclone Debbie resulted in torrential rain, causing havoc in wide areas of New Zealand’s North Island stretching from Auckland to Wellington. The entire town of Edgecumbe has been evacuated, after severe flooding.  
Heavy storms are also hitting New Zealand's South Island. The town of Kaikoura was isolated as landslides blocked roads.
Suriname 4-Apr Strike-Related Delays at SURPOST:
Suriname Postal Corporation (SURPOST) reports that there have been delays in the processing and delivery of all postal items, due to an unexpected labour dispute.
Greece 4-7-Apr Hellenic Post S.A. (ELTA) – Strike Actions at Hellenic Post:
Hellenic Post S.A. [ELTA] reports that the Postmen Association of Attica has announced a 4-day strike.
These actions will affect both international and domestic delivery of mail in the region of Attica, which encompasses the entire metropolitan area of Athens.
India 5-Apr Andhra Pradesh, Telangana: Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanthi – Regional
Italy 5-Apr

Announcement of Aviation Strikes in Italy:
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.)
Australia 5-Apr Queensland, NSW – Expected Flooding in Rockhampton:
Flooding is expected to occur in Rockhampton, Queensland, in the coming days. Australia Post is constantly updating flooding impacts.  
Operations in most other areas across Queensland and New South Wales have been resumed.
Please refer to the Australia Post website regarding details and status updates.
Italy 5-Apr Poste Italiane – Impact of Today’s Aviation Strikes on Poste Italiane:
Poste Italiane reports that, due to today’s 24-hour national strike, covering the entire air transport sector including Alitalia carrier, pilots, air traffic controllers and ground handling companies at Italian airports, many cancellations and/or heavy delays of all domestic and international flights are expected.   
These actions could affect, in addition to the domestic sector, also the international mail collection, processing and delivery of parcels, EPG, EMS items and Letter mail products, both inbound and outbound, resulting in possible delays.
Italy 5-Apr Poste Italiane – IPS Situation at Poste Italiane Back to Normal:
Poste Italiane reports that the issues in conjunction with the upgrade of IPS have been solved and the situation is back to normal.  
There are no more delays in inbound and outbound letter mail processing and data transmission.
Australia 5-Apr Rockhampton – Flooding in Rockhampton:
Many roads and buildings in Rockhampton have been flooded after the Fitzroy River reached its flood peak.
Rockhampton Airport is expected to remain closed until mid-next week.
Please refer to the Australia Post website regarding status updates.
United States 5-6-Apr Atlanta (ATL) – Severe Weather in Atlanta – Massive Flight Cancellations:
Severe storms caused damage and flooding in Atlanta, Georgia.
The FAA issued a ground stop at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport yesterday which was in force for about five hours. Numerous flights from and to the airport had to be canceled yesterday.
United States 5-9-Apr ATL – More Flight Cancellations and Flight Delays from/to Atlanta:
Due to severe weather, hundreds of flights from and to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) have again been canceled or were delayed.
Delta Air Lines had to cancel numerous flights last week.
Argentina 6-Apr Announcement of General Strike in Argentina:
A nationwide general strike has been announced in Argentina for April 06.
All workers on all forms of transportation are expected to be on strike.
There may be delays and/or cancellations on domestic and international flights operating to, from, and/or via Argentina.
Thailand 6-Apr King Rama I Memorial and Chakri Day – National
Vietnam 6-Apr Vietnamese Kings' Commemoration Day – National
Argentina 6-Apr EZE, AEP – General Strike Paralyzed Argentina:
In the course of yesterday’s general strike, public life in Argentina largely came to a standstill.
The main access roads to Buenos Aires were blocked.
Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport and Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport were also affected. Numerous national and international flights have been canceled.
United States 6-Apr Various airports – Weather-Related Flight Cancellations and Flight Delays:
Due to severe weather, hundreds of flights were canceled and delayed at several US airports.

Most affected were:

  • Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
Eritrea 7-Apr Suspension of Postal Services to Eritrea:
The Deutsche Post (OE Frankfurt) reports that postal services to Eritrea (letters and parcels) have been suspended, due to capacity problems at the airline used by DP.
Incoming mail will be stored at OE Frankfurt until further notice.
France 7-8-Apr HOP! Airline – Announcement of Strike at HOP! Airline (Air France):
The unions CFDT, CGT and UNSA have called on HOP! airline (Air France subsidiary) employees to go on strike.
United Kingdom 8-Apr Announcement of Nationwide Rail Strike:
The British RMT union has called for a nationwide 24-hour rail strike.  
Southern Railway, Merseyrail and Arriva Trains North will be affected.
Georgia 9-Apr Georgia's Independence Restoration Day – National
India 9-Apr 11 states: Mahavir Jayanti / Janma Kalyanak – Regional
Philippines 9-Apr Day of Valor – National
Tunisia 9-Apr Martyrs' Day – National
Sri Lanka 10-Apr Bak Full Moon Poya Day – National
Australia 10-Apr Queensland, New South Wales – Situation in Queensland and New South Wales back to normal:
Australia Post informs that the situation in the states of Queensland and New South Wales has returned to normal.
United States 10-Apr Chicago (ORD) – Flight Disruptions to/from Chicago:
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) reported numerous flight cancellations and delays.

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