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Last updated: 2st September 2014 02:00 BST



Overnight resurfacing work on M42 near Birmingham Airport

Valid  30 August 2014 - 14 September 2014

The Highways Agency will carry out resurfacing work on a section of the M42 near Birmingham Airport, from Saturday 30 August for 15 nights.

The resurfacing work will be carried out on the northbound carriageway on the section between junctions 5 and 6 near Solihull, close to Birmingham Airport.

During the work, which will be carried out overnight between 9pm and 6am, the northbound exit slip road at junction 6 of the M42 will be closed.

The main carriageway of the northbound M42 will be reduced to one lane during the work between junctions 5 and 6, with a 50mph speed limit in force for safety reasons.

Northbound traffic looking to access Birmingham Airport at junction 6 of the M42 will be diverted off at junction 5 of the M42, and via the A41, Damson Parkway and the A45 onwards to the airport.

Traffic that misses junction 5 should proceed to junction 9 at Curdworth and turn around to head southbound back to junction 6 of the M42



NATO Summit , Celtic Manor near Newport
4-5 September
On the 4th and 5th September 2014, Wales will host the largest gathering of international leaders ever to take place in Britain as the UK hosts the NATO summit.
Flights to and from Bristol airport will operate as normal but we advise passengers flying from Bristol Airport to allow extra time for their journey due to potential road congestion, particularly those travelling from South Wales. For real time information we strongly recommend that all passengers flying from Bristol Airport check the status of their flight on our Flight Tracker page. If you are using our mobile website ( or mobile apps on either iOS or Android devices we strongly urge you to subscribe to push notifications and you’ll automatically receive updates relevant to your flight.



Schipol Train Disruption
6-7 September
During the weekend of 6-7 September, no trains will run between Schiphol and Amsterdam Sloterdijk and between Schiphol and Diemen Zuid. Busses will be provided to transport customers. Customers traveling to Amsterdam should allow themselves 15 to 60 min additional travel time.
For more info, please visit

Volcanic Activity in Iceland

The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority.

easyJet is aware that there is an orange alert in place issued by the Icelandic authorities due to the possible eruption near the Bardarbunga volcano and so easyJet is putting its contingency plans into action.‎

Should there be an eruption easyJet will work with its partners: Nicarnica, the Icelandic team in FutureVolc, NILU (Norwegian Institute for Air Research) and Airbus to ensure that ash from it is detected and charted from space, using infrared cameras on European weather satellites, or through the potential airborne deployment of the AVOID ash detection technology.

easyJet will use this and other data provided by the authorities to determine what, if any, changes it should make to its flying programme.

As things stand there are no changes to easyJet's flying programme, including flights to and from Iceland. Passengers will be kept fully up to date through"


M23 Works commencing 15Sep14 - Approx Time of 10 Weeks.
There will be bridge improvement works taking place between junctions 8 & 9 of the M23 which may cause some minor disruption to your road journey starting from 15 September.  The work will take place on one carriageway at a time to ensure it can be carried out as quickly as possible and two lanes will remain open to traffic in each direction with a free recovery service provided to minimise disruption.


London Luton Airport  
February 2014 - April 2015
There are major road works being undertaken to improve the link from the M1 to London Luton Airport and ease congestion. If you are travelling from London Luton Airport, please make sure you allow extra time. The road works will take over one year from February 2014 and Local Authorities are putting in place a number of diversions in order to minimise the disruption.

Motorists are advised to follow the signed diversion routes and allow extra time for their journeys. 

For Further information please visit the London Luton Airport website  or here .


Birmingham Airport - M42 Junction 6 Improvement Scheme – POSSIBLE DELAYS
16 June - November 2014
Please be aware that road works will be taking place from Monday 16 June to November  2014, in order to ease congestion by reducing excessive queues and delays at the M42 Junction 6. 

Most of the works are scheduled to take place off peak between 2000 hours and 0600 hours in order to minimise disruption.

For the Highways Agency website please visit their website here

Rest of Network
The rest of the network is operating normally. We always recommend That You check the flight tracker before heading to the airport to avoid any unnecessary disruption.


Flight Tracker Live Updates about your flight
As part of our promise to be open and upfront with you, you can now use our Flight Tracker tool to get the latest information about your flight. Our Operations Centre use this to Provide up to date information about your flight and if there are issues That may impact your journey.


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