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Ethiopia: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Crash

An Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed this morning near the Ethiopian capital. It has been confirmed that none of the 149 on board survived. Further details on this story are available on the BBC News website. Travel disruption is to be...

UK: Fly BMI filing for administration

East Midlands based Fly BMI has today announced that they are ceasing operations and filing for administration. Travellers immediately affected by this announcement will be contacted by our dedicated out of hours team. If you are concerned about the affect of this on...

US: Winter Weather Causes Travel Disruption

Over 250 flights have been cancelled and dozens of others delayed at Seattle-Tacoma Airport due to snow and ice conditions. A winter weather advisory has been in effect across the city of Seattle while a winter storm warning was issued in parts of Washington and the...

FINLAND: Air traffic controllers to strike nationwide

SLJY union leaders representing over 90 percent of Finnish air traffic controllers (ATC) announced that workers will strike nationwide on 29 January, over pay and other issues. Further information on the duration of the strike was not immediately available. ADVICE:...

Brexit Update: Travel Advice – Passport Validity

Business Travel Direct has received revised advice for travellers planning to travel to the EU and the possible implications of a possible no-deal Brexit. Individuals planning to travel immediately after 29 March 2019 should check their passport validity to allow for...

Germany- Airport security staff strike 10 Jan

Security staff to strike at Düsseldorf (DUS), Stuttgart (STR), and Cologne-Bonn (CGN) airports January 10; flight disruptions expected. If you are concerned about the effects on your travel plans, please contact your Business Travel Direct team.