TBILISI, Aug 10- Tbilisi international airport was hit in a Russian air strike on Sunday, hours before the scheduled arrival of French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, a Reuters witness and the Georgian interior ministry said.The airport was hit 200 metres from the runway. In the same air raid, Russian jets bombed a nearby military airport and construction plant.

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Greek Air Traffic Controllers June 2009

May 4, Monday,  Milan, Linate airport 9pm-1am of the 5th May.

2 April, 2009 Athens airport 

French and Irish playing up, see main page
Dublin International

France, Black Thursday 1/29/09 don't travel on this day unless you have to. Mass strike country wide.  see main headlines

Hungary, Budapest

9 December 08, Greece, Greek airport traffic controllers (24hrs)  and  Hungary, Budapest airport on indefinite strike this Wednesday.

10/30/08  Tempelhof Airport has been many things to Berlin a lifeline to German areas cut off after World War I, a center of the city's defense in World War II, and the hub of the airlift that ensured West Berlin's survival during the Cold War.  Closed.

10/30/08 industrial action at Galway Airport was averted  .advertiser.ie

10/22/08 Ireland, Galway airport said today it would operate as normal next week despite the threat of industrial action by workers. irishtimes.com
Update, Nov 2, irishtimes.com

10/30/08  Olympic unions halt flights, block runway in Greece  reuters.com

10/23/08 The new Concorde: Supersonic jet will get you from London to New York in just three hours dailymail.co.uk

10/16/08  UK, Doncaster's Robin Hood Airport 
Baggage handlers 24hr strike. doncasterfreepress.co.uk

10/14/08  Italy, country wide transportation strike on Friday 17 Oct.  Avionews.com

More British Airways moves scheduled at Heathrow:-
17 September and end October 08

10/6/08 Brusseles airport strike expected to cause minor delays forbes.com

10/3/08  Brussels will experience minor delays on Friday after baggage handlers who fear they will be denied pay for working overtime hours javno.com


9/19/08 UK Stansted Airport, strike comes to an end. bbc

9/11/08 Portugal, STAFF WORKING for a Spanish catering company which runs four cafés and bars at Lisbon’s Portela Airport say they may stage a further walk-out if negotiations over conditions on September 18 reach deadlock. portugalresident.com

9/10/08 UK Stansted luggage workers to strike
Workers who operate luggage scanning equipment at Stansted airport are to stage three days of strikes in a row over pay, it has been announced.The GMB said its members will walk out on September 19, 22 and 25 in protest at a 2% pay offer.The workers went on strike on Bank Holiday Monday, although the airport said flights were not affected.

8/27/08 24-hour strike by security staff at Stansted airport has been suspended, after their employers agreed to re-open negotiations. telegraph.co.uk

8/26/08 Stansted Baggage Handler Strike Fails To Cause Disruption compare-airport-parking.co.uk

8/26/08 SECOND STRIKE ON FOR STANSTED.  Thursday 28th Aug hertsandessexobserver.co.uk      

When 25 and 29 Aug
8/16/08 ATTN. UK, Manchester and Gatwick, baggage handlers Swissport, threaten strikes. Affected airlines Virgin, Emirates, Monarch, KLM, Air France,Cypress Air, Ethiad amongst others.Paul R Taylor. manchestereveningnews.co.uk8/22/08 

UK, Newcastle Airport hopes to avoid strike action. chroniclelive.co.uk

8/20/08  Manchester Talks over airport strike threat first will take place on Wednesday 27 August, followed by another on Monday 1 September. bbcnews

8/20/08  Manchester Car Hire Customers Hit By Strike Action blog.arguscarhire.com

Birmingham International Airport workers consider strike action in a pay dispute.
The dispute, involving baggage handlers and check-in staff, is already due to go ahead at Gatwick and Stanstead on August 25 and 29. redorbit.com

When 25 and 29 Aug
8/16/08 ATTN. UK, Manchester and Gatwick, baggage handlers Swissport, threaten strikes. Affected airlines Virgin, Emirates, Monarch, KLM, Air France,Cypress Air, Ethiad amongst others.Paul R Taylor. manchestereveningnews.co.uk

8/16/08 UK 400,000 holidaymakers face severe disruption,GATWICK AND STANSTED guardian.co.uk

8/15/08  UK Baggage handlers and check-in staff at Gatwick are to stage two 24-hour walkouts, on August 25 and again on August 29, after rejecting a 3-per cent pay offer. Travelers could experience cancellations and lengthy delays as operations at a number of airlines are halted. timesonline

8/19/08 Spain ETA bombs cause travel chaos on Costa del Sol telegraph.co.uk

Brussels airport strike ends
Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:49am EDT Reuters
Traffic at Brussels airport returned to normal on Wednesday after negotiators sealed a deal to end a strike by baggage handlers, few days before the accumulated 20,000 pieces of stranded luggage are returned to their owners

8/12/08 Flights in and out of Brussels airport will be severely disrupted for at least several more days after negotiators failed Reuters

BRUSSELS, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Striking luggage handling companies stopped all traffic at Brussels' international airport on Monday, a union spokesman said, adding that there was no end in sight for the industrial action.
"All flights have been cancelled," said Rik Vermeersch from the BBTK union. reuters

8/10/08 uk,force the company to sell at least one of its facilities - most likely Gatwick - for up to £2bn. guardian.co.uk

7/17/08 City of Derry Airport, council services, the Housing Executive and education and library boards will also be affected. Ryanair, British Airways and Loganair flights on Wednesday and Thursday from the City of Derry Airport have been cancelled, while charter services will operate from Belfast International Airport.  news.bbc.co.uk

26 June 08 Cleaners at Manchester Airport have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action over a pay row.  news.bbc.co.uk

7 June 08 London, Heathrow, Successful Day for Notorious Terminal  Long-haul flights began from Heathrow's Pounds 4.3bn Terminal 5 yesterday and the move was hailed a success by British Airways, which was humiliated by chaotic scenes which marked its opening in March.fredorbit.com

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has closed one of its five runways after a Second World War bomb was unearthed during excavations nearby.

Army explosives experts say the 226-kilogram British bomb must remain still for 54 hours because it was moved during its discovery by workers building a road. Expected to be removed on Thursday. Schiphol spokeswoman Kathelijne Vermeulen says that flights are being diverted to other runways at the airport and no delays are expected.

Shutdown jitters log out airport

6 January, 09 Florida airports bracing for passenger surge due to Super Bowl. 2/1/09

Detroit Metro Airport's Big Blue Deck will increase from $10 to $16 per day as of Nov. 15. McNamara Terminal deck will go from $19 to $20 by February. off-site lots with shuttle service, at $8.50 to $11 daily.

US 10/27 Teamsters Join Forces With PATCO Air Traffic Controllers  marketwatch.com

US LAX cleaners and baggage handlers at the L.A. International Airport, members of union Service Employees International and wage workers employed by subcontractor Aviation Safeguards, went to the picket line affecting the terminals used by Northwest, Alaska and Continental.

9/22/08 Expect major traffic disruptions this week at Sea-Tac airport seattletimes.nwsource.com

9/19/08 LAX cleaners and baggage handlers at the L.A. International Airport, members of union Service Employees International and wage workers employed by subcontractor Aviation Safeguards, went to the picket line affecting the terminals used by Northwest, Alaska and Continental.allheadlinenews.com

8/29/08 LAX Workers Back on the Job Today Following Groundbreaking Strike Highlighting Crisis in Passenger Service and Security
Los Angeles mayor urges contractors, workers into talks to ensure safety and service standards for passengers and workers. marketwatch.com

11/2/08 Canada, Halifax union for 150 airport workers say they have reached a tentative contract deal.

10/18/08 Canada, Halifax Stanfield International Airport end of month? Mediated talks are scheduled for Oct. 20 and 21 thechronicleherald.ca

5/20/08  Air traffic control goes dark across SoCal  2dailybulliten

Nigeria 10/27/08 Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos risk accidents as the radar system at the facility has broken down. punchng.com

10/5/08 Uganda: Airport Taxi Drivers to Strike  allafrica.com

7/29/08  Strike hits flights at Ivory Coast's main airport Reuters
7/29/08  Strike hits flights at Ivory Coast's main airport Reuters

7/22/08  Leon Mba International Airport in Libreville, Gabon.West Africa.  Workers want payment of overdue premiums, paralyze airport news.xinhuanet.com 

12/4/08 India on alert over warning of terrorist attack in the air, airports were put on high alert.  Wait time at airports expected, go early. All major airports -- including Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi -- were placed on high alert.

8/31/08 New woes for Thai tourism as protests shut Phuket airport, "They keep telling us we are on standby, but they are still not sure if our flight can take off." afp.google.com

8/31/08 Up to 15,000 passengers have been stranded at the airport on the southern resort isle -- the gem of Thailand's tourism industry -- after protesters stormed the runway and blockaded the entrances on Friday. afp.google.com

8/30/08 BANGKOK (NBC) -- Anti-government protesters shut down at least three airports in Thailand Friday.wcsh6.com

8/25/08  In India, many domestic airline flights have been cancelled after a strike.Some airport workers, most of whom belong to communist unions, went on strike against the government's economic policies, especially the privatization of airports. Both airline and bank workers in India have gone on strike before to protest against reforms in their industries.
A number of flights from the Indian capital, Delhi, were cancelled because of the 12-hour strike which began on Monday morning.story.malaysiasun.com

8/20/08 India, domestic airline flights have been cancelled in India after some airport workers went on strike against the government's economic policies. bbcnews

8/20/08 Kolkata Airport.  Shutdown jitters log out airport.  timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Strike seems Imminent-FPSA
Publish date/time: 04/08/2008 fijivillage.com

7/31/08 200  Fiji Limited employees have vowed to walk off their jobs on August 29 .fijitimes.com

7/29/08  Delhi airport employees boycott work, threaten indefinite strike. by Aug 20.   sify.com

10 Nov. 08 Strike, Israel, Ben Gurion International Airport, workers went back to work after National Labor Court ordered Israel Airports Authority (IAA) employees  to stop strike and return to work immediately.Wage disagreement.
Middle East
January, 2009 Antigua, expect delays, air traffic controllers on "flow control"  Expect delays.  This has been going on for a year.  Long hauls not effected so far.
Caribbean Airports