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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.
France 27 Feb to 1 Mar Strike Announcement at Corsair International Airline: A 72-hour strike has been announced at Corsair International airline, based in Paris-Orly Airport. Corsair International flies to Tahiti, Israel, Africa, Europe, Canada, Caribbean. However, minimal service will be in effect by law. Flight cancellations and flight delays possible.
Norway 28 Feb to 1 Mar and 4 Mar Norwegian Air Pilot Strike: A strike by pilots at Norwegian Air, which started on Saturday after wage talks with the airline broke down, involves 70 pilots. The number of those striking could go up to 650 from Wednesday if there is no agreement, the Norwegian pilot union has warned. Flight cancellations and flight delays possible.
Oman 1 Mar Oman Post Staff Strike: A strike at Oman Post entered its second day on Monday. Over 600 employees across 95 Oman Post offices in the country went on a strike on Sunday as a mark of protest against its proposed privatization. Counters at the Ruwi head office remained unmanned on Monday too. Delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
United States 2 Mar Weather-Related Flight Cancellations in US at the Weekend: 1,050 flights have been canceled Saturday at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. American Airlines, which uses Dallas-Fort Worth airport as its main hub, canceled 887 flights, system-wide, on Saturday. On Sunday, 499 flights have been canceled at the airport. Other airports in the US hardest hit by flight cancellations Sunday are: Philadelphia International Airport (389 cancellations), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (265 cancellations), New York’s LaGuardia Airport (393 cancellations), Newark (311 cancellations, JFK (173 cancellations), Baltimore (215 cancellations), Chicago O'Hare (154 cancellations), Charlotte (115 cancellations), Boston (92 cancellations). Flight cancellations and flight delays possible.
Australia 2 Mar Delays to Queensland Express Post Deliveries: Due to limited delivery access in the region, Australia Post has suspended the Express Post next day guarantee for Queensland intrastate Express Post items into the following postcodes: Rockhampton/Yeppoon 4700-4703. Delivery of Parcel Post items and letters has also been affected.
Bulgaria 3 Mar Liberation Day - National Holiday
United States 3 Mar Vermont: Town Meeting Day - Regional Holiday
Malaysia 4 Mar Terengganu: State Public Holiday - Regional Holiday
Thailand 4 Mar Makha Bucha Day - National Holiday
India 5 Mar Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal: Doljatra/Holika Dahan - Regional Holiday
Israel 5 Mar Tel Aviv: Purim - Local Holiday
Sri Lanka 5 Mar Madin Full Moon Poya Day - National Holiday
Ghana 6 Mar Independence Day - National Holiday
India 6 Mar Andaman/Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarth, Dadra/Nagar Havali, Daman/Diu, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu/Kashmir, Jharkhand, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Orissa, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh: Holi - Regional Holiday
Israel 6 Mar Jerusalem: Shushan Purim - Local Holiday
Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Russia, Ukraine 8 Mar Women's Day - National Holiday
Australia 9 Mar Australian Capital Territory: Canberra Day - Regional Holiday
Australia 9 Mar South Australia: Adelaide Cup Day - Regional Holiday
Australia 9 Mar Tasmania: Eight Hours Day - Regional Holiday
Australia 9 Mar Victoria: Labor Day - Regional Holiday
Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Russia, Ukraine 9 Mar Women's Day Holiday - National Holiday
New Zealand 9 Mar Taranaki: Provincial Anniversary Day - Regional Holiday
Lithuania 11 Mar Independence Restoration Day - National Holiday
Israel 12 Mar Israeli Labour Union Threatens Major Strike: Tens of thousands of workers from government offices and private sector business would stay home if the strike goes into effect on March 12 as planned, the Histadrut said. Delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Hungary 15 Mar 1848 Revolution Memorial Day - National Holiday
India 15 Mar Uttar Pradesh: Kashiramji Jayanti - Regional Holiday
Canada 16 Mar Newfoundland, Labrador (optional): St. Patrick's Day - Regional Holiday
Mexico 16 Mar Benito Juárez Day Holiday - National Holiday
Argentina, Bolivia, Panama, Venezuela 17 Feb Carnival / Shrove Tuesday - National Holiday
United States 17 Feb Alabama, Louisiana: Carnival / Shrove Tuesday - Regional Holiday
India 17 Feb Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu/Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh: Maha Shivaratri - Regional Holiday
Serbia 17 Feb National Day Holiday - National Holiday
Sri Lanka 17 Feb Mahasivarathri Day - National Holiday
Vietnam 17 Feb Tet Holiday - National Holiday
Italy 17 Feb Strike Announcement by Air Traffic Controllers in Italy: The Italian government has announced an ENAV air traffic controllers strike between 1 – 5 p.m.. Disruptions in flights operating to, from, and within Italy possible.
China 18 Feb Spring Festival Eve - National Holiday
Jamaica 18 Feb Ash Wednesday - National Holiday
South Korea, Taiwan 18 Feb Chinese Lunar New Year's Eve - National Holiday
Vietnam 18 Feb Tet Eve - National Holiday
China 19 Feb Spring Festival - National Holiday
Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan 19 Feb Chinese Lunar New Year - National Holiday
Thailand 19 Feb Narathiwat, Pattani, Satun, Yala: Chinese Lunar New Year - Regional Holiday
India 19 Feb Maharashtra: Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti - Regional Holiday
Vietnam 19 Feb Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnamese New Year) - National Holiday
France as of 19 Feb Paris airports: Strike Announcement of Paris Airport Workers: Aeroports de Paris workers announced a strike for Thursday, February 19. The Aeroports de Paris group manages three airports serving the French capital: Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Le Bourget. Flight cancellations and flight delays possible.
China 20 Feb Spring Festival Holiday - National Holiday
Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan 20 Feb Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday - National Holiday
Vietnam 20 Feb Tet Holiday - National Holiday
China 21 Feb Spring Festival Holiday - National Holiday
Hong Kong, Taiwan 21 Feb Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday - National Holiday
Vietnam 21 Feb Tet Holiday - National Holiday
China 22 Feb Spring Festival Holiday - National Holiday
Taiwan 22 Feb Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday - National Holiday
Vietnam 22 Feb Tet Holiday - National Holiday
China 23 Feb Spring Festival Holiday - National Holiday
Cyprus, Greece 23 Feb Ash Monday / Clean Monday - National Holiday
Russia 23 Feb Defender oh the Fatherland Day - National Holiday
Taiwan 23 Feb Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday - National Holiday
Vietnam 23 Feb Tet Holiday - National Holiday
China 24 Feb Spring Festival Holiday - National Holiday
Estonia 24 Feb Independence Day - National Holiday
Taiwan 27 Feb Peace Memorial Day Holiday - National Holiday
Spain 28 Feb Andalusia: Day of Andalusia - Regional Holiday
Taiwan 28 Feb Peace Memorial Day - National Holiday
Bosnia Herzegovina 1 Mar Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovia: Independence Day - Regional Holiday
Paraguay 1 Mar National Heroes Day - National Holiday
South Korea 1 Mar Independence Movement Day - National Holiday
Spain 1 Mar Balearic Islands: Day of the Balearic Islands - Regional Holiday
Switzerland 1 Mar Neuchâtel: Republic Day - Regional Holiday
Uruguay 1 Mar Presindential Inauguration Day - National Holiday
Australia 2 Mar Western Australia: Labor Day - Regional Holiday
United States 2 Mar Texas: Texas Independence Day - Regional Holiday
United States 2 Mar Illinois: Casimir Pulaski Day - Regional Holiday

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