UPS European Flights disrupted by volcano

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by scratch, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

  2. whiskey

    whiskey New Member

  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  4. German airspace has been re-opened by the Federal Government on a basis of special permits. Lufthansa, Air Berlin, smaller scheduled airlines as well as air cargo carriers have started up their operations. Cologne airport as such is open. See also Other air spaces (France etc.) are also open, so trans-atlantic traffic can resume (and has been resumed). From another forum I got the info that cargo for up to 11 MD-11F has been stacked in Cologne.
    Madrid is connect by major highways to France and further North. High-speed rail connections (Talgo express) are available up into Geneva and Zuerich. The French Postal service even has its own TGV high-speed night trains.
    See also another article,1518,534978,00.html
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  5. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Can't they go the other way?
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I thought I was the only one who thought of that. Sure, they may have to stop for gas a couple of times, but...