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Service Update Bulletin 28th November 2016

International Services

Lufthansa: Update 28th November

There may be a minor delay in mail transiting in Germany due to backlogs from the Lufthansa Airline strike last week Friday 25th – Saturday 26th November. A further strike is scheduled on Tuesday 29th November for Lufthansa flights from Germany (continental flights) and on Wednesday 30th November flights from Germany (continental and intercontinental routes).

Barbados: Update 25th November

The Grantley Adams International Airport has been experiencing an industrial action since Thursday 24th November. This is affecting mail operations and the delivery of incoming and outgoing letters, parcels and EMS items.

Guatemala: Update 25th November

There is a temporary suspension of international mail services from 21st November 2016 to 15th January 2017. This is due to staffing and logistical difficulties. No mail will be dispatched to Guatemala between these dates.

Costa Rica: Update 24th November

From Wednesday 23rd November Costa Rica will be experiencing severe weather conditions in the northern and Caribbean regions of the country. This has affected transportation and telecommunications, impacting the national postal network and causing delays in the processing and delivery of mail (letters, parcels and EMS).

Chile: Update 22nd November

The strike by Chilean customs staff is officially over, however there may be delays in the customs process for incoming postal items (letters, small packets, parcels and EMS).


International Public Holidays

Monday 28th November:
Albania, Argentina, Chad, Mauritania, New Zealand (regional), Panama

Tuesday 29th November:
Albania, Liberia

Wednesday 30th November:
Barbados, Norfolk Island, Philippines, Romania, UAE (United Arab Emirates)

Thursday 1st December:
Central African Republic, Chad, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Romania, UAE

Friday 2nd December:
Cuba, Ghana, India, Laos, Romania, UAE

Monday 5th December:
India, Thailand, Tonga


Services to France

There are currently no reported disruptions for services to France.


UK Services 

Air, Road and Rail

Due to the late running of vehicles, fog at Benbecula airport and high volumes of mail over the weekend may mean some mail will arrive later than scheduled:

  • Posted on Friday in parts of North Wales, the Midlands, London and the North and South East of England for delivery in the BD, DH, DL, DN, HD, HG, HU, HX, LN, LS, NE, S, SR, TS, WF and YO postcode areas on Saturday.
  • Posted in other parts of the UK on Friday for delivery in the DE, HS and NG postcode areas on Saturday.
  • Posted in the BB, FY, LA, OX, PR, RG and SN postcode areas on Saturday for delivery in other parts of the UK today.
  • Posted in other parts of the UK on Saturday for delivery in the B, HR and WR postcode areas today. 

Ireland: Update 23rd November

There may be a one day delay to all inbound and outbound mail services due to adverse weather conditions, resulting in the cancellation of several ferry crossings across the Irish Sea. All parcels bound for Northern Ireland are unaffected as they use a different crossing which hasn't been impacted by the bad weather.

Normal deliveries and collections of mail should be made in all other parts of the UK today.

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