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Upcoming US and CEE Holidays – Plan your shipments Now


End of Week Holidays in the USA, Czech Republic, and Slovakia 

This Thursday, people in the United States are celebrating Independence Day. Most organizations will be closed on Thursday, and many people are expected to also take Friday off. Closer to us in Europe, the Czech Republic and Slovakia will have a day off on Friday. This festive period can impact logistics and supply chains. Find out more below. 

4th of July in the USA: Independence Day 

On July 4, 1776, a document drafted by Thomas Jefferson declared independence from the British Empire. Nowadays, this day is celebrated with fireworks, and parades. 

Logistics Impact: This year, airports are expected to be the busiest ever with forecast exceeding pre-pandemic period by 8% (source AAA). Due to the number of people traveling, space on flights for cargo will be even more limited. Other delays might be caused by airport handling staff being overwhelmed by the amount of luggage and cargo.  

Recommendations for businesses: Coordinate with suppliers and customers to confirm their holiday schedules and plan accordingly. If you have any critical shipment expected from the US this week, confirm bookings no later than Tuesday, July 2nd evening (CET time). This will maximize your chances to fly your cargo before the bank holiday period starts. 

5th of July in CZ & SK: Saints Cyril and Methodius’ Day 

This day celebrates the anniversary of the arrival of the Slavic prophets in Great Moravia in 863. 

Logistics Impact: We use airports outside of the Czech Republic and Slovakia for most overseas air freight. However, a possible restriction is the closure of a local airports for an air charter, customs office, or the whole factory, which would postpone the pickup/delivery date. Therefore, check the opening hours of your business partners in the region and secure your urgent orders. 

We Can Help with Urgent Transports 

Despite the restrictions related to the holidays, Air Time Critical®, with its NFO or Hand-carry services, can always help you organize the fastest Door-to-door transport. Contact us as soon as possible to book a flight for your critical shipments.  

Real case studies

You can read more below about our Czech and Slovak air charter missions and our expertise in shipments to and from the USA: 

Stay ahead of the holiday disruptions and ensure your logistics run smoothly by planning and booking in advance with Air Time Critical®:

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