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Global Mail Observer

The Global Mail Observer e-newsletter provides you bi-weekly with current and upcoming events that may affect the delivery of your mail and parcels around the world.
India 15 Apr to 31 May Goa: Repair Work at Goa International Airport: Indian airlines will have to reschedule and curtail flights to Goa International Airport for 45 days due to runway upgradation. During that time the runway will be open only for six hours in the morning (5 a.m. ? 11 a.m.) for commercial airlines. Air traffic disruptions possible.
French Antilles (Guadeloupe, Martinique), Guyana 07 to 17 May Strike by Flight Attendants at Air Antilles and Air Guyane: Flight attendants at Air Antilles Express and Air Guyane Express are on strike. Flight cancellations and delays possible.
China 09 May Several provinces in southern China have been affected by heavy rain, causing flooding and landslides: Hunan, Hubai, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Sichuan. Traffic disruptions and delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
United States 09 May Dallas Fort-Worth Int. Airport, South Carolina: Thunderstorms and severe weather have forced significant delays and cancellations at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Tropical storm Ana could cause flooding along the North Carolina and Virginia coast. A state of emergency has been declared in Franklin County, Virginia.
Philippines 10 May Disruptions by Typhoon: Typhoon „Noul“ hit the north of the Philippine island of Luzon. Authorities have warned of storm surges, landslides and flooding and canceled numerous flights and ferry links as a precautionary measure.
Germany (Deutsche Post AG) 11 to 17 May The union Verdi has announced further nationwide strikes at Deutsche Post AG for this week. Information on time and place will be given at short notice. Delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Cambodia 13 May King Norodom Sihamoni's Birthday - National Holiday
Spain 14 May Barcelona El Prat International Airport: GroundForce baggage handlers will be on strike on the following days: May 14/15, 21/22, 28/29 Possible flight disruptions.
Cambodia 14 May The King's Birthday Holiday - National Holiday
lots of countries (mostly Europe) 14 May Ascension Day - National Holiday
Paraguay 14 May National Day - National Holiday
Cambodia 15 May The King's Birthday Holiday - National Holiday
Paraguay 15 May Independence Day - National Holiday
Spain 15 May Madrid: St. Isidore - Local Holiday
Iran, Jordan 16 May The Prophet's Ascension - National Holiday
Malaysia 16 May Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis: Israk dan Mikraj - Regional Holiday
Philippines 16 May Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao: The Prophet's Ascension - Regional Holiday
United Arab Emirates 16 May The Prophet's Ascension - National Holiday
Malaysia 17 May Perlis: State Public Holiday - Regional Holiday
Norway 17 May Constitution Day - National Holiday
Spain 17 May Galicia: Galicia Literature Day - Regional Holiday
Canada 18 May all except Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Québec: Victoria Day - Regional Holiday
Colombia, Venezuela 18 May Ascension Day - National Holiday
Finland 19 May Strike in Finland: IAU has called a strike affecting Helsinki Vantaa Airport and Oulu Airport. Flight cancellations and delays possible.
Turkey 19 May Atatürk Memorial, Youth and Sports Day - National Holiday
Sweden, Norway 21 May Strike Call by SAS Pilots : Scandinavian Airlines SAS pilots have called a strike in Sweden from 21 May 2015. The company’s Norwegian pilots may join the strike. Flight cancellations and delays possible.
Chile 21 May Navy Day - National Holiday
Montenegro 21 May Independence Day - National Holiday
Montenegro 22 May Independence Day Holiday - National Holiday
Jamaica 23 May Labor Day - National Holiday
Bulgaria 24 May Culture and Literacy Day - National Holiday
Ecuador 24 May Battle of Pichincha Day - National Holiday
Israel 24 May Shavuot (Pentecost) - National Holiday
lots of countries (mostly Europe) 24 May Whit Sunday - National Holiday
Macedonia 24 May St. Cyril and Methodius' Day - National Holiday
Argentina 25 May National Day - National Holiday
Ghana, Namibia, Zimbabwe 25 May Africa Unity Day - National Holiday
Hong Kong, South Korea 25 May Buddha's Birthday - National Holiday
Jamaica 25 May Labor Day Holiday - National Holiday
Jordan 25 May Independence Day - National Holiday
lots of countries (mostly Europe) 25 May Whit Monday - National Holiday
Macedonia 25 May St. Cyril and Methodius' Day Holiday - National Holiday
United Kingdom 25 May Spring Bank Holiday - National Holiday
United States 25 May Memorial Day - National Holiday
India 15 Apr to 31 May Goa: Repair Work at Goa International Airport: Indian airlines will have to reschedule and curtail flights to Goa International Airport for 45 days due to runway upgradation. During that time the runway will be open only for six hours in the morning (5 a.m. ? 11 a.m.) for commercial airlines. Air traffic disruptions possible.
Pakistan 26 Apr Heavy Rain in Pakistan – Roads blocked: Northwestern Pakistan was hit by heavy rain and strong winds on Sunday. Numerous roads in Peshawar were blocked. Traffic disruptions and delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Australia 27 Apr Resumption of Normal Services in Australia: The weather has improved, despite some hailstorms in Sydney over the weekend. Sydney airport experienced delays and diverted some international flights, which would have impacted the mail being flown into Sydney.
Germany 27 Apr Bremen: Warning Strike of Package Deliverer in Bremen: Union Verdi organized a warning strike at post-subsidiary DHL Home Delivery GmbH in Bremen, at which 65 package deliverer took part. Therefore there may be limited package deliveries in Bremen.
New Zealand 27 Apr Delivery Disruptions in New Zealand due to Holidays: ANZAC Day falls on a Saturday this year and will be observed on Monday. There will be no mail deliveries on Monday 27 April.
Thailand 27 Apr Bangkok: Severe Weather in Bangkok – Traffic Chaos, Power Outages: Severe weather led to traffic chaos in Bangkok and to power outages in several districts. Roads were blocked. Traffic disruptions and delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Chile 28 Apr Resumption of Normal Operations in Chile: CorreosChile informs that the disruptions caused by the volcanic eruption have ended, and all operations are back to normal.
Germany 28 Apr Dresden, Halle, Leipzig: Strike at Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports: Union Verdi called on 250 airport handlers at Leipzig/Halle and Dresden to go on warning strikes from 03:00 to noon. Affected among others is the aircraft handling. Flight cancellations and delays possible.
Vietnam 28 Apr Vietnamese Kings' Commemoration Day - National Holiday
Japan 29 Apr Showa Day - National Holiday
Vietnam 29 Apr Public Holiday - National Holiday
Vietnam 30 Apr Liberation Day / Reunification Day - National Holiday
Denmark 1 May Great Prayer Day - National Holiday
India 1 May Maharashtra: Maharashtra Day - Regional Holiday
lost of countries worldwide 1 May Labor Day - National Holiday
Poland 1 May State Holiday - National Holiday
Portugal 1 to 10 May TAP Portugal and Portugalia Pilots Threaten Strike Action: Pilots at TAP Portugal and Portugalia have announced a 10-day walkout. Flight attendants and airport workers threaten strike action as well.
Turkey 1 May Labor and Solidarity Day - National Holiday
Bosnia Herzegovina, China, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia 2 May Labor Day Holiday - National Holiday
India 2 May Uttar Pradesh: Hazarat Ali's Birthday - Regional Holiday
Iran 2 May Imam Ali's Birthday - National Holiday
Spain 2 May Madrid: Day of Madrid - Regional Holiday
Cambodia 3 May Visakh Bochea Day - National Holiday
China 3 May Labor Day Holiday - National Holiday
Japan, Poland 3 May Constitution Day - National Holiday
Lithuania 3 May Mother's Day - National Holiday
Malaysia 3 May Buddha Day - National Holiday
Sri Lanka 3 May Vesak Full Moon Poya Day - National Holiday
Cambodia 4 May Visakh Bochea Day Holiday - National Holiday
India 4 May Andaman/Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu/Kashmir, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Uttarakhand: Buddha Day - Regional Holiday
Ireland, United Kingdom 4 May May Bank Holiday - National Holiday
Japan 4 May Greenery Day - National Holiday
Latvia 4 May Declaration of Independence Day - National Holiday
Malaysia 4 May all except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu: Buddha Day Holiday - Regional Holiday
Namibia 4 May Cassinga Day - National Holiday
Russia 4 May Public Holiday - National Holiday
Spain 4 May Strike Threat at Correos in Spain: Trade unions in Spain have called on their members to hold strikes at Spain’s postal service Correos. General National Strike: It is expected that post offices will be closed and there will be no delivery.
Sri Lanka 4 May Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day - National Holiday
Ukraine 4 May Labor Day Holiday - National Holiday
Japan, South Korea 5 May Children's Day - National Holiday
Netherlands 5 May Liberation Day - National Holiday
Thailand 5 May Coronation Day - National Holiday
United States 5 May Indiana: Primary Election Day - Regional Holiday
Bulgaria 6 May St. George's Day - National Holiday
India 6 May Possible Nationwide Postal Strike in India: NFPE and FNPO have called for a indefinite strike if the government is not ready to settle their demands.
Japan 6 May Constitution Day Holiday - National Holiday
Cambodia 7 May Royal Ploughing Ceremony - National Holiday
Malaysia 7 May Pahang: State Public Holiday - Regional Holiday
Czech Republic 8 May Liberation Day - National Holiday
France 8 May Victory Day - National Holiday
Slovakia 8 May Liberation of the Republic - National Holiday
United States 8 May Missouri: Truman Day - Regional Holiday
Azerbaijan, Russia, Ukraine 9 May Victory Day - National Holiday
Bosnia Herzegovina 9 May Republika Srpska: Victory Day - Regional Holiday
El Salvador 10 May Mother's Day - National Holiday
United States 10 May South Carolina: Confederate Memorial Day - Regional Holiday
Azerbaijan, Russia, Ukraine 11 May Victory Day Holiday - National Holiday
United States 11 May South Carolina: Confederate Memorial Day Holiday - Regional Holiday