• Hurricane Sandy: Airlines cancel flights, New York shuts down

    Hurricane Sandy is due to hit the areas between Boston, New York, and Washington DC overnight Monday local time, with typhoon-strength gales, heavy rain, tidal flooding, and even snow forecast as the storm combines with an early winter weather system to make the whole Northeast a huge mess. ...

    POSTED 29 Oct, 2012 2 Comments

  • Hurricane Isaac aims for Florida this weekend: what you can do

    Hurricane Isaac is expected to delay and cancel numerous flights across the United States over the weekend and early next week, so now is the time to ensure that you're prepared for a disrupted journey if you're heading to the US. With Miami a large hub airport, especially for Qantas partner Ame...

    POSTED 23 Aug, 2012 1 Comment

  • Typhoon Kai-tak threatens Hong Kong Airport flight delays

    Passengers travelling to or connecting through Hong Kong should keep an eye on weather reports and check alternative options with their airlines as Typhoon Kai-tak takes aim for the South China Sea coastline. The Hong Kong Observatory (HK's weather bureau) has issued Standby Signal 1 warning of ...

    POSTED 16 Aug, 2012 0 Comments

  • Typhoon Nesat hits Hong Kong: airport affected, flights delayed

    After closing Manila Airport earlier this week, Typhoon Nesat has shut down much of Hong Kong, with airport authorities issuing severe weather alerts. Ferries and bus services are cancelled, with the rail network working at a reduced frequency. Flights at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) h...

    POSTED 29 Sep, 2011 0 Comments

  • Melbourne Airport flights delayed, cancelled by thunderstorms

    IN BRIEF | Severe thunderstorms have hit the Melbourne area, with flight delays at Melbourne Airport in Tullamarine that are likely to extend across Australia's airways tonight. The airport has now re-opened after the storms.  Flight arrivals and departures boards show most flights being d...

    POSTED 28 Sep, 2011 0 Comments

  • Typhoon Nesat/Pedring hits Philippines: Manila Airport flight info

    Typhoon Nesat, also called Typhoon Pedring in the Philippines, has hit that country, with major disruption in Manila, including cancelled and delayed flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL). The airport (known locally as NAIA), seven kilometres south of the capital, receives Qantas f...

    POSTED 27 Sep, 2011 0 Comments

  • Cairns Airport, Townsville Airport, Mount Isa Airport: all open after Cyclone Yasi, flights scheduled to run

    Having escaped the worst of Tropical Cyclone Yasi, the major North Queensland airports are starting to return to normal service, with airlines planning to operate most flights today. Business travellers should double check with their airline before heading to the airport, though -- with military...

    POSTED 4 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • Cairns Airport, Townsville Airport, Mount Isa Airport: closed or open?

    Cairns Airport has announced that "no significant structural damage has been sustained from Tropical Cyclone Yasi overnight". Official information from Far North Queensland is understandably focussing on damage reporting and emergency response, so Australian Business Traveller has contacted the ...

    POSTED 3 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • Cairns Airport escapes brunt of Cyclone Yasi

    The strongest winds of Cyclone Yasi passed south of Cairns and Cairns Airport, with the eye passing over Tully, nearly 150 km to the south. Yasi is still a dangerous Category 3 storm as it tracks inland towards Mount Isa over the course of Thursday. Cairns and Townsville Airports are still close...

    POSTED 3 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • Cyclone Yasi: delays to flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Canberra?

    Travellers all around Australia should keep an eye out for flight delays and cancellations as Cyclone Yasi is set to sweep inland with winds covering an enormous area -- longer from north to south than Australia. Even flights to airports far removed from the on-the-ground effects of Cyclone Yasi...

    POSTED 2 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • Cairns Airport to close early as Tropical Cyclone Yasi strengthens and increases speed

    Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi, now a maximum-force Category Five storm with winds of more than 250 km/h, has increased speed and is now due to make landfall tonight between Cairns and Innisfail, bringing devastating winds of over 200 km/h to a wide area. Cairns Airport will close at 1000 local ti...

    POSTED 2 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas, Jetstar, Air Force scramble planes to evacuate Cairns

    Qantas and Jetstar are flying additional planes into Cairns to get people out safely before "monster" Cyclone Yasi hits on Thursday. Premier Anna Bligh has warned that Yasi will be bigger than Cyclone Larry, which caused $1.5billion damage. "This storm is huge and it is life threatening," said B...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • Tropical Cyclone Yasi: Airports to close, airlines cancel flights and waive change fees

    As Tropical Cyclone Yasi tracks towards Cairns and northern Queensland, airports are planning to close while airlines are cancelling flights and offering to waive change fees even on otherwise unchangeable tickets. Expect airports to close as early as Wednesday morning, when the outer bands of t...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • Northeastern US winter storm warning: free rebooking

    Update On Thursday afternoon (Australia time), American Airlines is the latest carrier offering free rebooking for its passengers in the Northeast USA likely to be affected by the storm.  United and Continental are allowing free flight rebookings in the US Northeast this weekend in advan...

    POSTED 6 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas returning to full schedule for Heathrow flights

    Qantas is gearing up for a return to its full flight schedule from Heathrow following the re-opening of the snow-bound airport's second runway, which has been closed since last weekend. The airline has listed three out of its four daily flights from Heathrow for today (Wednesday December 22nd, L...

    POSTED 23 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • UK govt steps in to help Heathrow with snow crisis

    The UK government has stepped in to help Heathrow Airport as hundreds of thousands of passengers are affected by severe weather conditions. Hundreds of international flights have been unable to land or takeoff at the airport, causing flight schedule chaos worldwide. The airport announced it had...

    POSTED 21 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

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