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European flooding alert.

Please note that the flooding in Austria, the Czech Republic, parts of Germany and Slovakia has forced the evacuation of thousands of people from their homes.

Should you be due to travel in the near future to any of these countries, please check with your local contacts before travelling.

Heavy rains have swelled the Elbe, Danube and Vltava rivers resulting in the worst floods since those of 2002.

Lufthansa Staff On Strike Tomorrow.

Unfortunately there is now going to be yet more industrial action taken tomorrow (Thursday 21st March), this time by Lufthansa employees in Germany.

This will affect the following airports : Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg & Munich. The strike action will commence at 0500 and finish at midday (local time).

Lufthansa has said that it will cancel most of its domestic and short-haul European operations, but long-haul flights are expected to operate on time.

We (GTM) are currently working to identify and assist any of our customers’ whose flights are affected.

 

Adverse Weather Continuing To Affect Travel In Europe.

The continued wintry weather in northern Europe continues to impact upon travel. Last night a severe snowstorm brought further travel problems to north-western Europe, with the effects continuing into today (Wednesday 13th March).

Hundreds of flights at Europe’s major airports were affected. Rail services, including cross-Channel Eurostar trains, were not spared from the blizzard-like conditions. Eurostar said it would “operate an amended timetable” on Wednesday, while Thalys said travellers
should expect disruption.

France was the worst affected, however, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and England also reported disruptions to travel. Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports in Paris cancelled up to a quarter of their scheduled flights. 

Frankfurt Airport in Germany re-opened two runways by late Tuesday after being briefly forced to completely close because of the heavy snow. An airport spokesman said 700 flights had been cancelled and warned of more cancellations and delays on Wednesday. Public transport in Berlin was affected with several regional trains cancelled or delayed. In Belgium, the snowstorm caused massive traffic disruptions because of snowdrifts and ice.

Please ensure we have your mobile/cell phone number and email address on file and always remember to checkin online for your flight or Eurostar service. This will help to avoid wasted journeys.

Roll on the summer!

Monday 21st January – Travel Update.

Posted at 0835.

The snow and cold weather continues to affect air and rail travel in both the UK and on mainland Europe.

London Heathrow Airport has released a statement saying that due to low visibility they have again revised their schedule and will be cancelling ten percent of the airport’s operations today (Mon 21st Jan).

Elsewhere in Europe flight schedules are also being affected by local weather conditions at the following airports:

Belgium – Brussels
France – Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris & Toulouse
Germany – Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich & Nuremburg
Great Britain – Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Leedsa Bradford, London City & London Heathrow
Ireland – Dublin
Italy – Bologna & Venice
Netherlands – Amsterdam
Poland – Warsaw
Russia – Moscow
Switzerland – Basel, Geneva, Zurich.

CityJet To Launch London City Nuremberg Services!

Cityjet is to launch twice-daily weekday flights between London City (LCY) and Nuremberg from January 2013.

The Air France subsidiary will commence services on the route on 27th January, with a lunchtime and early evening service from LCY, and a morning and late
afternoon service from Nuremberg. The carrier will also operate one Nuremberg-bound flight on Sunday evening, and a London-bound service on Saturday morning.

The LCY-Nuremberg route will be the carrier’s second service to Germany, following the announcement of flights to Munster-Osnabruck on October 29.
Air Berlin currently serves Nuremberg from London Gatwick airport, with BA codesharing it’s services.