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Update: Upcoming Air Traffic Controller Strikes in Western Europe | June 10, 2013
Further to the CWT communication issued on Friday June 7, French authorities have now canceled 50% of flights from June 11-13, due to strike action by members of the Independent Union of Air Traffic Controllers (SNCTA).
Air Traffic Controller Strikes Announced in Western Europe for June 12 | June 7, 2013
Air traffic controllers in France, Italy, Greece, Portugal and Hungary are planning strike action from midnight on Tuesday (11 June) until midnight on Wednesday (12 June). Each country’s strike action will be decided at a national level, and as a result, the form and duration will be different in each location.
Update on avian influenza A(H7N9): Airport Health Screening – Asia | April 26, 2013
As reported via CWT Alerts, public health authorities in some Asian countries have increased health screening measures at entry and exit points due to concerns over the spread of the avian influenza A(H7N9).
City of Boston in lockdown | April 19, 2013
As reported via CWT Alerts and major media, the city of Boston, USA is in lockdown as local, state and federal authorities continue to search for the remaining suspect in the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing.
Strike of Lufthansa ground staff on April 22 | April 19, 2013
The labour union Verdi has called a full-day strike for Lufthansa ground staff on Monday, April 22. According to the union the following airports will be affected all day: Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Hanover, Dusseldorf and Cologne. Berlin is expected to strike until 2.30pm and actions are also expected at Nuremberg in the morning hours.
Explosions near finish line of the Boston Marathon, USA | April 16, 2013
As reported via CWT Alerts and major media, two explosions were reported on April 15 at Copley Square, near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, USA.
Update on avian influenza in China | April 15, 2013
CWT is carefully monitoring the status of avian influenza/H7N9 in China. At this point, no human-to-human transmission has been reported and therefore the risk for international disease spread is considered low. The World Health Organization continues to state that no travel or trade restrictions with China should be applied, based on the current information.
CWT assisting travelers willing to leave South Korea | April 15, 2013
Following media reports about escalated security concerns in South Korea, CWT is assisting travelers currently in the country who wish to evacuate for their safety. Travelers who need assistance leaving South Korea should contact CWT immediately using the information provided below.
CWT assisting travelers willing to leave South Korea | April 13, 2013
Following media reports about escalated security concerns in South Korea, CWT is assisting travelers currently in the country who wish to evacuate for their safety.
Lufthansa domestic and short-haul flights canceled due to staff strikes | March 20, 2013
As reported by CWT Alerts and the media, Lufthansa has announced it will cancel most of its domestic and short-haul flights on March 21 due to staff strikes at airports in Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and “other locations.” Lufthansa’s long-haul flights are expected to operate on time.